|Occurred : 10/11/2015 05:30 (Entered as : 10/11/15 05:30)
Reported: 10/11/2015 12:40:34 PM 12:40
Location: Norwalk, CA
|Strange Lights in the Night Sky
I had glanced up at the sky around 2100 yesterday and again at around midnight and were only able to see a handful of dimly lit stars. I couldn't see Orion's belt or even the North Star. I also could not locate the International Space Station. At approximately 0530 I laid down on a couch we have next to a big sliding window that leads to the pool in the back yard. The window faces east. That is when I first took notice of the bright light hovering in the distance.
The light was very bright and had an unmistakable sparkle to it. I was looking directly at it expecting for it to move but nothing was happening. Around 0600 a second light, relatively dim, but with the same sort of shape and sparkle appeared far in the distance to the East. I then noticed that, at least the original light I had spotted was actually moving west, albeit ever so slowly. I grabbed my iPhone and took some pictures and a short, 1 minute video.
By 0630 the original light had moved past the upper boundary of the sliding window and it was no longer visible to me from my vantage point. But it was still there. I know this because every so often I would get up and move my body closer to the window as I stretched my neck looking for it. I was looking at the second light, wondering what these things could be.
Suddenly, I see what I can only describe as a triangle shaped ball of fire moving from south to north, or left to right of my window. My first thought was that this was the original light I had been looking at because it was just as bright, perhaps brighter. It moved quickly and left my field of view in a matter of seconds. I jumped to my feet to get a better look where it was heading. It is not difficult to spot a bright light in the early morning sky. I followed it attentively as it traveled north and then it simply disappeared. Gone. Just like that. Almost as if someone had hit the light switch.
I blinked a couple of times. It was gone. I found myself disappointed for not having captured it on video. The sky was starting to turn blue by this time and the two original lights I had been looking at seemed to be the only bright objects in the sky. I went inside, grabbed my iPhone and shot a couple of pictures. I continued looking at these lights until the morning sun made them disappear.