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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/31/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 12/31/2003 23:00)
Reported: 2/11/2004 1:21:26 AM 01:21
Posted: 2/12/2004
Location: Canyon Lake, CA
Shape: Cross
Duration:1-2 hours
objects flew up thousands of ft., dissappearred,re-aprd, touched eachother, very fast, yet floated at times.

I live waterfront in Canyon Lake not far from Edwards AFB, the entire back side of my house overlooks the Santa Ana Mts.to the West or left. directly behind are hills with nothing for miles and to the East or right is Edwards AFB. On New Years Eve I was sitting in my kitchen looking west/left towards S.A. Mts. Both my girlfriend and I saw 4-5 objects huvering just over the mtn top, they would all (one by one or 1-2 at a time) "shoot" straight up several thousand feet, huver for a while dissappear for a while, re-appear sometimes much higher approx 15k ft., other times just over the mtn. top. they all had strange light formations mostly bright, but dimming periodocaly or lights sudenly tuning off. I was able to keep a pretty good eye on them with my binnoculars. was unable to see much of a formation do to it being at night, their lights gave too much of a glare. when lights off they looked like the eagle on the back of a silver dollar with a string out the bottom. almost like a kite string.

the next day New Years day at approx. 2-4 pm the same objects appeared and when I looked with my binnoculars they defineately looked like the eagle. the color they gave off was like that of an old motor cycle tail pipe, goldish blues, then grey, and almost incadescent at times. the string on the bottom appeared to be a jet stream or exhaust about the same length as the craft. They (3-4) flew the same way as the night before. huvering, "shooting straight up, floating side to side while perpindicular (slow 360's) then turning the other way. this lasted for approx. 1 hour, somewhere between 2pm & 4pm. since then i have seen similar objects several times usually late at night. I have also noticed a sincere increase in military aircraft for approx 2 months now. prior to last Oct-Nov. there were rarely any aircrafts flying over head.

(El Toro air base happens to be directly behind the sightings) If it is closed? aprox 2 weeks ago in he middle of the week around 2pm an aircraft traveling approx 4-5K mph,(based on fighter jets that go overhead at 1.5k mph?) went overhead it looked similar to the space shuttle without any wings and was white or silverish. since 1-1-04 i leave my binnoculars out, this is reason i was able to see this aircraft. after it passed overhead, the turbulnce caused the middle of the lake to raise up in a circular fashion as like a round wave approx 10' diameter, then it became a wall type wave approx. 20'-30'long for a brief moment and turned into a whirlpool about 10 diameter. it was by far the fastest aircraft i have ever seen. 2-3 days after that for two consecutive days there were at least 20 rocket trails in the evening. the first night they were from the south towards Mira Mar? the second evening north/west towards LA. the day i saw the super fast object no trails were in the sky. I do have some photos and camcorder tape of all the above, not the best quality.