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Occurred : 10/7/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 10/7/01 11:30pm)
Reported: 10/8/2001 12:24:58 AM 00:24
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
UFO sighting from the Ortega Mountains, dim red turned to bright light moving towards us.

My girlfriend and I were up in the Ortega Mountains to sky watch when we notice a dim red star. We drive to a more remote location to scrutinize it better. To our astonishment, this "red star" starts moving slowly, from all sides. A few minutes later, it starts doing fast turns and circles in the sky. It eventually fades to the point where it was easy to lose sight of. Then, in another area of the sky, the light reappears and shifts from left to right slowly before disappearing. Seconds later, the light, possibly the same craft- but with a different appearance and white color, reappears in a closer mountain range. It is moving towards us now and the light becomes brighter from whatever this thing is! Out of extreme fear, we get in the car and drive as fast as we can down the mountain, risking a serious car accident. As I look back at this object, while driving erratically, I could see that this object was close enough for me to see three white lights. We must've escaped quick enough because by the time we got on the main road, that's leads down the mountain, the object was out of sight.

This all happened about an hour ago and I'm still in shock.