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Occurred : 8/24/2003 00:15 (Entered as : 08/24/03 12:15am)
Reported: 8/29/2003 11:23:30 AM 11:23
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Montebello, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 - 15 min.
The large red light moved accross the sky, and stopped on the north side of our home. Affter about 15 min. it just vanished.

My 18 year old son returned home with 4 of his friends at approximately 12:15 am, when they spotted a large red light moveing across the sky and stopping on the north side of our home. My son came into my room and woke me up to use the camcorder to film the light. I thought he was talking about a red light about the size of a star, but when I went out with him, the red light, it was huge and a dark red. It appeared to be the size of maybe a red light signal, or slightly larger. I was so amazed that I went inside to call my oldest son on the phone. I dialed his number, and got a recording to a business that my deceased husband worked for prior to his death, in July of 1999. I could not believe my ears, so I hung up and pressed redial and looked at the number on the display. It was my sons number, and again the recording came on. I let my son and daugher listen to the recording, each time pressing the redial button and looking at the displayed number. I have never memorized his work number, nor have I called that number since 1999. This was a shock to me, because, even if I had dialed a wrong number, what were that chances that I would get that business. As my son continued to record this light it appeard to come closser and then it went further out, pulsed a few times and then just dissapeared. We all went inside to see what was filmed on tv. At approximately 12:40 am, I called channel 11 news, tip desk. I told them what we had seen, and the gentlemen informed me that there were 3 other calls out of Motebello reporting the same red light. I told him that we had footage, and he took my information and said that someone would call us in the morning. By noon on Aug. 24th, we still had not heard from channel 11, so I called channel 5, who suggested that we take the tape to the studio so that they could make a copy of it. The gentleman that spoke to my son, told him that it was probbably mars, but after reviewing and copying the tape, he said that it was not mars, labled the t! ape UFO and told my son that they would call him if they used it. We have not heard from them to date. I still have the origenal tape, except that I inadvertently tape over a small portion of it, however the beginging of the filming and the ending where it dissapears is still in tack.