|Occurred : 5/30/2004 20:45 (Entered as : 05/30/2004 20:45)
Reported: 5/30/2004 9:48:43 PM 21:48
Location: Claremont, CA
Duration:Over an hour.
|A very slowly-moving star-like object flickering light blue and red and hovering low above the horizon.
A short time after sunset my wife saw an object that looked like a flickering star or planet outside the back sliding door of our house. She told me to come and look at it and my first impression was that it was indeed a planet that was flickering in the haze. Then I realized that it was a clear night with no haze and the flickering was more like a constant flashing. The flashing light was changing colors from blue to orange or red. Also, it was low in the north-northwest horizon and slowly moving lower, closer to the horizon. It was moving very slowly, much more slowly than any aircraft that I know of. You had to be watching it closely to discern the movement. It seemed to be hovering as it lowered in a diagonal direction slightly toward the north. The object made no sound, although it was probably too far away to be audible, anyway. During the sighting, I took several 35mm pictures on a fresh roll of film, but it will be a while before they can be developed.
As I write this report, the object is still visible over an hour after it was first seen.