NUFORC Sighting 14927

Occurred: 2000-11-14 21:00 Local
Reported: 2000-11-15 00:00 Pacific
Duration: Good 10 minutes

Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby


At approximately 2100 hours (9.00p.m.) I took my dog outside for her to do her ablutions. Whilst outside I looked out North into the night sky when I spotted what I thought to be a bright star just above the roof top of the house behind us. I continued looking and this light suddenly became brighter and it was moving. Seeing this light, I initially thought that it may have been a helicopter or a plane headed due South. However, this light was moving too slowly for it to be either of these crafts. It was just one solid light with no flashing strobe lights that are present on aircraft and helicopters. I then thought it may have been the blimp but this light was too high in the sky for it to be a blimp. We live about 22 miles from Lindbergh Field Airport but this light was no aircraft per se as I see them every night and this was nothing like the behavior of an aircraft. This light continued heading directly South and every now and then, the light became brighter as if slowly pulsing. Occasionally the light would diminish a fraction but then it would come back to its normal intensity. I continued watching it and the speed was very slow. At one point it seemed as if it had come to a halt in mid air, but then continued on. As it got closer I became aware that it made an acute right angled turn as it headed East. This had my curiosity really piqued, so I went back inside and got our binoculars to observe this light more closely. I was able to pick it up and once again I saw the light increase in intensity. As I followed it with my binoculars, it suddenly vanished completely. I lowered my binoculars to see if I could pick it up again with the naked eye but it had gone. The slowness of the light and the acuteness of the turn told me that this was no aircraft. What it was I do not know! I have also witnessed other sightings and my husband and my son have also witnessed a couple of sightings with me. This light may have possibly been a weather balloon, a satellite, the space shuttle or something along those lines, but I feel that is was something else because of the speed of it and also the angle of path that it travelled when it went East.


Witness corrected date of incident to 14NO00. We have changed the date here. PD

Posted 2000-12-02

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