|Occurred : 2/24/1996 03:27
Reported: 2/24/1996 18:08
Location: Glendora, CA
|Two police officers were sitting in their police cruiser, looking west, while they talked with their shift sergeant.
They noted a very bright, "reddish-yellow ball with a firey tail," in the night sky to the west of their position, passing from right to left. From the driver's seat, the object passed from the center of the windshield to the post on the left of the steering wheel. Then, it appeared to be traveling to the east, when viewed through the side window.
At some point, the brilliance of the object subsided, and the tail disappeared from sight. However, it quickly appeared to make a second 90 degree turn to the south, at which point the tail "ignited" again, creating an appearance of a "halo." From this point, the observers watched the object going away from them for 5 seconds, or so, at which point it simply disappeared from sight.
The officers generated an "Incident Report," and it was also entered into the "Daily recap.'" of the day's events.