NUFORC Sighting 73992

Occurred: 2010-01-05 06:00 Local
Reported: 2010-01-05 18:45 Pacific
Duration: 50 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Twenty Nine Palms, CA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Spiraling light falls towards the earth then hovers, makes a 90 degree turn and disappears then reappears 30 mins later not glowing.

It was about 0600 and I was standing over my kitchen sink making my child a bottle. I happened to look out my kitchen window that is over the sink, and something caught my attention. My window faces east, and I'm about 7 miles to the SW of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. What was so intriguing about the sky this morning was that there was a bright light, that appeared to be spiraling towards the ground. If it was to be moving through the sky, it would have been moving an eastern direction, however because of the angle, it looked like the light was making movement towards the ground.

At first glance, I thought it was a plane crash or a shooting start, but then before the light hit the horizon, the light froze in place. The light didn't emit any type of trail. The light was a very bright and was blinking the whole time. What made me think that the light was spiraling was how fast the light moved from right to left.

The light "fell" for about 20-30 seconds before it reached it's "hover".

The light then hovered in place for close to 10 seconds. Following the hover, the light moved quickly to my right, in a southern direction towards Joshua Tree National Park. The light started to get smaller as it moved south towards the park. Then, all of a sudden, it disappeared.

There were no clouds in the sky. A few aircraft could be seen flying in the vapor belt, leaving normal contrails.

About half an hour later, I was standing out in my back yard looking at the sky, trying to figure out what I had seen. I remember counting four visible aircraft (I counted four contrails) when a thin, concave, dark metallic object appeared in the sky slightly higher from where the original light have hovered. If I was to put my had out in front of my face, with my four fingers extended, the shape was about as wide as my four fingers aligned are wide. It was VERY large compared to the size of the aircraft in the sky.

The shape was larger and more pronounced from what I had seen 30 mins earlier, and wasn't "glowing" at first. Then, as suddenly as it appeared, it got incredibly bright, almost like looking at the sun, and took off in an eastern direction VERY quickly.

As soon as the object started moving east, the four aircraft in the sky turned east, it what appeared to be a pursuit and that was the last time that I saw the object or light.

Posted 2010-02-14

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