|Occurred : 8/1/2003 01:15 (Entered as : 08/01/03 01:15)
Reported: 8/7/2003 12:05:03 AM 00:05
Location: Wilmington, CA
|Bright golden light in the eastern night sky over Wilmington, CA
This sighting came the next night after my previous report. My old dog who has a weak bladder woke me up and wanted to go out side to urinate. I went outside in the back yard with the dog. I looked into the eastern sky and saw the same golden light I had seen the night before in the southeast. It seemed to go up or come toward me. I then went into my house to get my glasses as I am slightly nearsighted. I wanted to see if I could get rid of the "flare"/twinkle of the light and perhaps get a better look. The "object" was still there (and still twinkled" with my glasses on, but to a lesser extent) and then moved up and to the left in the sky. Then it dimmed out as if a gas or "jet burner" had went out. It was about 2 or so times the brightest object in the sky, which was Mars. I had not planned to report this again until an experience tonight. I walked to the Post Office to drop a letter off. A man was in an empty parking lot with a Meade "Telescope". He was charging $2.00 to look at the moon. I paid him and had a look at the cratered moon. I then asked him if he had ever saw anything unusual like a ufo. He said that he never had. But a man who was standing there and had looked before me, said that he had. He then confirmed what I had saw in the night sky over Wilmington. That is what prompted me to write again. Also I am wondering at the odds of me waking up in the middle of the night by my dog on 2 straight nights, and seeing these lights which quickly disapeared? I have looked every night since when I go out with the dog, but have seen nothing.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the bright light in the southeast sky may have been the planet, Mars, but Mars should not move suddenly. That part of the sighting may have been a perceptual issue. PD))