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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/5/2013 20:30 (Entered as : 09/05/2013 20:30)
Reported: 9/6/2013 1:48:01 PM 13:48
Posted: 9/9/2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration: ~10 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright white pulsating light, changing in shape and color (white, red, and blue)

It was dark out side with a hint of light still on the horizon. I was out on my back porch when I stood up to look at the sky and saw a very bright light, low in the sky towards the horizon. I quickly looked around at the other dim stars and realized this was too big and too bright to be a star. I was staring at the light for a couple minutes and noticed it changing in shape from what looked a traditional star (shape), circle, and to a triangle. It was not moving but was pulsating, and would pulse hints of red and blue. I knew it was not a plane; as one was passing over me, closer then the light but was still smaller and dimmer then the light.

I got the light on video for about 2 minutes. I am not so sure how to work the zoom on my phone so it does not do it much justice, but you can clearly see it and even a plane passing by, which looks completely different. The stars where not visible on my video because they were so faint. I am sure it was not a star or plane. I had to go inside to but my baby to sleep as he started fussing. I did not want to leave the light, as I felt it was going to do something.

It was just something I have never witnessed before. It was almost mesmerizing. I came back outside immediately after I put my son back to sleep and it was gone. There were no stars even remotely close to the size and brightness of it. It had been about 10-15 minutes between when I left it and came back. I can send the video if you are interested. It is not very good video but you can see the light.

Observer: 26 year old female, nursing student and mother of an 8 month old son. I am wondering if anybody else in Sacramento saw this?