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Occurred : 8/31/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 08/31/01 22:00)
Reported: 9/5/2001 23:50
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: El Cajon, CA
Shape: Sphere
An unusual sight in the night sky of El Cajon

At approx. 9:55pm my daughter came into my upstairs apartment and told me I had better come see this light thing in the sky.I went out of my screen door and looked up.Coming out of the S.E. was an extremely large dark orange light moving very slowly toward me in the sky.This light was strang in the way that it was a very dark brownish orange yet the light was so strong that I could not distinguish a shape.It was also in the same visual perspective as the moon at the time.This object moved in a wobbley sort of fasion it almost looked unstable.I called my wife out to see this thing with me and my daughter.I was moving slowly and then stopped and hovered for about 20 seconds doing this awkward little circle motion and the proceded to move forward again in the same slow fasion as before.By this time we had called our next door neighbor out on to his patio to see it. It stopped again but this time,it dropped something out of the bottom of it.First out of the right side what appeared to be a white blinking object many time smaller and then about 5 seconds later a slightly larger one more towards the left side.It then proceeded to fade out slowly at first almost in some sort of sequence.Then as if someone was turning on a dimmer switch it faded back in slowly and then shut off completely.I could tell that it was quite high in the sky because there were planes flying below it during it's presentation(we have two airports in close proximity to El Cajon . By this time about fifteen min. had passed from the time my daughter first saw it.There were no blinking lights on it and there was no sound and I just remember the hair on my arms and neck standing straight up as well.