|Occurred : 11/29/1999 17:00 (Entered as : 11/29/99 17:00)
Reported: 2/16/2000 23:05
Location: Green Valley, CA
|Moving bright light that disappeared and seemed to become a faint moving light
At sunset, I arrived home (I live in the mountains north of Los Angeles) and stepping out of my vehicle I looked up into the sky (south and about 1 O'clock from directly overhead, as 12 O'clock) there was a bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was a star or planet (was brighter then Jupiter) as it was starting to get dark and stars were starting to appear in the twilight. Then I noticed it was moving slowly south, and my impression was it must be an airplane landing light. (To the east and southeast is the landing pattern for flights coming into Burbank Airport.) But as I watched the light suddenly went out. I noticed a very faint star like appearance in the same vicinity moving in the same direction for a few seconds as I searched for the object, and then it was gone. I thought that was odd. I then noted a couple of planes coming into Burbank further away than what I had seen and a light plane flying in the northeast, none of which looked like what I had seen. Thinking about this now, it was as if something had jumped from near to far instantly. Also the light went out and I didn't see anything until I noticed the very faint star-like object in the area and it also seemed to be moving southward, albeit more slowly. I also see planes coming in from San Francisco or so in the western skies (to LAX), but have never seen anything flying above Jupiter Mountain using landing lights. Jupiter Mountain is south of me and across the valley. I am at 3000 foot elevation and Jupiter Mountain is 5000 foot elevation and about 1.5 miles away across the valley. I am in the Angeles Forest, a 50 mile drive from Burbank, 18 miles south to Santa Clarita and 18 miles in the other direction to Palmdale. The time was about 5 PM.