|Occurred : 9/19/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 09/19/103 20:00)
Reported: 9/23/2003 5:04:50 PM 17:04
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
|Point that would shift left or right as it slowly moved downward.
Around 8:00 pm in the Inyo National Forest in the Sierras while watching stars we observed a light slowly moving downwards from its first observed point around 30 degrees up from the horizontal in the southern sky. The light had a slight reddish tinge and looked like a faint star or satellite. As it slowly moved downward towards the tree line, it would would jog slightly to the left or to the right and then jog back to approximately the original downward line it was following. These left and right shifts were irregular in terms of distance and frequency. The greatest sideways displacement was approximately 1/8 degree. The downward speed was not completely constant. After a few minutes it started to fade and then completely disappeared a few degrees from the treeline. This was observed on a very clear night in the mountains and would have been completely hidden by city lights.
((NUFORC Note: Date above is flawed. We believe it to be 19SE03. PD))