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Occurred : 5/15/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 05/15/02 2230)
Reported: 8/26/2003 4:07:42 PM 16:07
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Ford Island, HI
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 Minutes
Pulsating, hovering light behind Kaala, viewed from Ford Island.

I had a call from a friend telling me to go to his room. (I was living in military barracks at the time.) His balcony faced north-west, directly toward the peak of Kaala, probably 15 or so miles away. He already had his video camera running and told me about this light that pulsed bright and dim coming from behind the mountain, rising up through the clouds, and drop back down. So of course I stuck around for awhile, I have never witnessed anything unusual like that my entire life. After talking for about ten minutes, camera still running propped up towards the mountain, we saw the clouds over there get somewhat lit up from some light source behind Kaala. It raised up, kinda like a sunrise I guess, and kept going. At first I thought it might of been someone driving around up there, but when it raised up through the clouds, pulsating from a dull orange to a brighter orange, going from dull to bright in about a second, I quickly changed my mind. It pulsed at a rate which had similarity to a sine wave. It went up, hovered for a few seconds above and behind the clouds. We could still see the light pulsating, reflecting off and through the clouds. It then dropped back down, between the clouds and the mountain where we got a clear view of it, and then back behind the mountain. It quit, then about 5 minutes after it disappeared, it lit up the clouds again but never surfaced from behind the mountain. This was all on video-tape and we showed it to a few friends. I transferred it to my computer, (about 4 Gigs worth). So quite a few people actually saw the shot, and still had no idea of what it could be (One person said it could have been some machinery that they use for the pineapple fields.) Unforunately, he ended up taping over it, and my harddrive crashed. Government conspiracy? Maybe not, but it was still cool. Personally I think it may have been some flares, and there also is an airfield back there, where people often skydive, so I am still very skeptical and know there is a! realistic answer to this.

((NUFORC Note: We will encourage the witness to have his hard-drive reconstructed by computer forensic specialists. This footage might be quite interesting. Date of event is approximate. PD))