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Occurred : 3/27/2000 23:20 (Entered as : 03/27/00 23:20)
Reported: 3/29/2000 22:25
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Elk (approximately 15 miles south of Mendocino), CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1.5 hrs.
Sighting of a pattern of lights which changed from greenish blue to red over the Coast of Mendocino.

While gazing westwardly out the window of our ocean front room at a Bed and Breakfast Inn, I saw a light which at first I thought was a bright star, but it changed color from a blueish green to red to white in no particular sequence. This light would move irratically and quickly, sometimes in a small circular pattern and sometimes in giggly movements and at other times either upward or to the right or left in graceful sweeping motions. After about 20 minutes I woke up my wife to see if she could see what I saw. By this time the light moved toward the north west. As she looked at it she spotted three more of these light to the left of the one I first saw. These other three formed a triangle. Within the triangle we could see specks of intense red light moving about. As we continued to watch the first light, we saw off shoots of light that came from it, some shooting upward and others dropping to the surface of the ocean. These off shoots would eventually disappear. One such off shoot appeared to hover above the surface of the ocean for a couple of seconds, then moved northerly. We watched this for about an hour and a half until our eyes got strained and tired. We are both college educated professionals. We discussed at length what these lights could have been, but we have come to the conclusion that they were unidentified flying objects.