|Occurred : 6/2/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 06/02/00 22:00pm)
Reported: 6/3/2000 01:30
Location: Escondido, CA
|My husband and I witnessed a bright reddish, gold light with no sound, change directions several times prior to disappearing.
My husband was in our backyard moving the sprinkler when he noticed a very bright light coming coming towards him from the west. Friday night was very dark, no moon light to speak of. The stars were very visible and unusually bright.The light was quite large and much brighter than any of the stars and was moving east over our backyard. He came in the house to get me. After we ran out front of our house the object which was moving in a straight line and had no audible sound had just come over the top of our house and was moving in an eastward direction. If I had to estimate the size, I would say it was about the size of a small pill held at arms length. An airplane came from the south going north (which we did hear) and crossed in front of the object. The airplane was about twice the size of the object. Once the plane was past the object and out of sight, there was no sound again. The object then seemed to come to a stop, then start to move to the south. It never appeared to turn, just change direction. It went for about 30-40 seconds south then change directions again and go back north. It appeared to stop again and start to go backwest over our house again. The object never appeared to turn, just slow down or stop then change direction. It also seemed to get brighter then dimmer then brighter again. In looking at it through binoculars it appeared to be reddish, gold color, not a flame, but have a sparkling energy moving it. My husband indicated that when he first saw the light in the backyard, he thought it might be a helicopter, however, as the object came closer, he saw a row of lights inside the brighter light. Not red and green, just moving lights in a row inside the brighter light. After watching the object for approx. 7 mins.changing direction approx. 5 times it seemed to hover for a couple of seconds then go up and out. I can't say it took off, it just turned off. It didn't die out, the bright light just went out, like someone turned off the light.