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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/3/2013 20:15 (Entered as : 02/03/13 20:15)
Reported: 2/6/2013 12:10:29 PM 12:10
Posted: 2/18/2013
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 3-5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Report of red lights in sky with vivid accurate discriptions and pictures of objects.

the night of Feb 3rd 2013 after watching the super bowl (alone did not have anything to drink) I was leaving my apartment to go to my office and get a file for an appointment I had the next morning.

As I am leaving the driveway I see a large red light in the sky to the south east. I think to myself this is probably mars. Mars behind some thin clouds as it also had a red glow I was assuming from shining through clouds. It seemed too big to me to be Mars but I was still going with that notion until it moved.

Some background about me. I am an avid aviation person. I have my own aviation website. I am a student pilot and have soloed. I have served in the Air Force and have 20/25 vision. Better than average. I can tell you what an aircraft is from a distance of miles and my head always turns to the sky when I see something (anything) flying. I keep a pair of binoculars in the car and pull over when I see something I want to check out further.

This night when I headed out the driveway I stopped when I saw the red light. I got out of the car with my binoculars and began watching. As I am watching the object faded out as if it went further into a cloud and just got swallowed up. I have seen that with aircraft before. As I took my binoculars from my eyes I instantly saw out of my peripheral the same object or one like it. This time it was east about 100 degrees. This time it seemed closer and had the same red center and red glow but this time it had a short searchlight about 35 degrees wide. Again I thought it’s in clouds and the searchlight must be hitting the outer edges thus stopping and not going to infinity. The searchlight was panning up and down and in every direction and seemed to me at least from my vantage point to be on a single plain, as in it wasn’t round it was a flattened light. During this time the object/craft is moving a short distance in its general area. Not hovering but not really covering any g! round just staying in a relative position in the sky. I realized then that there was not a cloud in the sky. None just clear sky and stars…

I decided I needed a witness so I was going to call my friend and get him to look outside. Instead I decided even if I got him on the phone he may not get out of wherever he was as see it in time so I decided to take my phone and take pictures instead… I got 4 good pictures at full zoom… With each picture I am watching the craft in between shots as what I see in the view finder is a speck compared to what I actually see with my eye. After the fourth Picture I pulled the camera/phone away from my face and see it is shooting down towards the ground it seems slow and takes about 10 seconds but the distance it went was a good distance across the sky so I know it was much faster than it seemed. An aircraft such as a Cessna could not cover that much ground that fast, and also do the slow hovering it had been doing… The craft shot to the ground and left a trail or light path of dashed lines to the ground I looked at the pictures after it was too low to the ground and had passed behind trees and houses. I did not realize I caught this on camera. I at first thought image 4 was a blur because I moved the camera. Upon examination and thinking about it. I had captured the first part of the shooting towards the ground. I realized this because there were 2 objects in the picture. One blurred and one not blurred. If I had moved the camera then both objects would have blurred. There is definite shape to the second object and with enhancement it becomes much clearer.

The other 3 images the craft were centered and the pictures came out with one image containing 2 craft.

I only saw one craft with my eyes but 2 are visible in the pictures. What I saw with my eye and what the eye of the camera saw were different. My eye sees subtle things like a glow while the camera picks up things fainter than I can see. Together they paint a picture of a craft I do not have knowledge of and cannot explain.