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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/2019 22:10 (Entered as : 08/01/19 22:10)
Reported: 8/1/2019 10:54:34 PM 22:54
Posted: 8/23/2019
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Series of bright orange lights appearing above San Diego

Several bright lights above the horizon, right above the cloud layer, bright orange and shimmering. First, there was one, which we thought might be a light. Looking from the Poway area, it was Southwest and at the same star location as the Menkent star cluster.

It faded away without moving after 5 minutes, but then reappeared in the same spot with a second light around a minute later. These stuck around for another 5 minutes, or so, faded, and then reappeared with 3 lights, in the same spot.

The three lights stayed for about 10 minutes. During this time, they shimmered in different patterns, then faded away. After less than a minute, one appeared above and to the right of the original location, stayed a minute, then faded, and soon after two appeared, below the previous but above the original location. They faded as well, and that was it.

There was a heavy Marine layer at the time, so no other stars were shining through, but these were abnormally bright, much brighter than the city lights in the distance though appearing to be just as far.