NUFORC Sighting 12937

Occurred: 2000-05-20 20:45 Local
Reported: 2000-05-22 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Lancaster, CA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Color, Landed

Low flying,fast moving object, making abrupt turns and dissapeared at a steep ange below a small rise.

At about 8:45 pm on Saturday. May 20 I was outside on my porch when I noticed an object coming from the SW and going to the NE. When first seen it was about 12 to 15 miles away and travelling at a high rate of speed at an altitude of between 500 and 1000 ft. I could not make out the shape but observed 6 or 7 bright white,randomly strobing lights in a horizontal line. The object continued on to a point beyond Saddleback Butte where it mad an abrupt 45 degree tun and headed to the north, still at a high rate of speed. It was at such a low altitude that it went behind two small rises in the butte. It continued noth for about a half a mile and made an abrupt 90 degree turn and came towards me. It then changed into one extremely bright white light and went down at a 60 degree angle, not reducing speed, dissapearing below a rise in the terrain that is about 200 to 300 feet higher in elevation than I am.My wife only observed the last 10 seconds as the object descended to the ground. This area is about 3 miles south of the boundary of Edward's AFB.

Posted 2000-06-06

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