Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/3/2011 19:12 (Entered as : 02/03/11 19:12)
Reported: 2/3/2011 7:58:35 PM 19:58
Posted: 2/8/2011
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: more than 30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright, moving cluster of lights above South Orange County

Looking approximately 131 degrees southeast from my window in Aliso Viejo, CA. Noticed lights over southern horizon at about 7:12 PM. The lights seemed to break apart and merge again several times, with the number of lights visible at any one time ranging from 2 to 6. All appeared to be the same size and all glowed a bright orange-yellow light, noticeably brighter than any of the city lights. Distance was hard to judge, but was definitely past the horizon several miles away. They moved very slowly, some of them merging together. At various points, new lights appeared higher in the sky than the others, this is what convinced me that they were not coming from the ground. Lights would go out before going below the horizon. At approximately 7:48 PM, the number of lights dwindled down to two, and then the two merged into one. The final light remained stationary in the sky for one to two minutes before going out. No further lights have been seen. Additionally, at ! one point, a light noticeably coming from an aircraft was seen crossing east to west above the lights about ten to fifteen minutes after I first saw the lights.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))