|Occurred : 3/12/2000 20:37 (Entered as : 03/12/00 20:37)
Reported: 3/12/2000 21:14
Location: Escondido, CA
|saw 3 flickering lights slowly fade out and disapear at seperate times, no sound and clear night.
Driving home my wife and I saw a orange colored light (looked a lot like a star) either very close together if not one light in the air, about as high as a helocopter would fly. Yet there was no sound. They broke or seperated into 3 lights. The two smaller lights seperated from the brightest light (to my wife they looked like they went in front of the brightest light and to me it looked like they were pieces that fell off the main light.) One of the dimmer lights stoped moving while the other two continued on moving. About 30 seconds apart the two dimmer lights slowly faded out and disappered. Then aproxemietly 3 min later the brightest light slowly flickerd out and disappeared. We don't know the extent of the entire time of the event.
((NUFORC Note: Unidentified lights are very difficult to investigate. The report is not inconsistent with landing lights on distant commercial aircraft, approaching for landing.))