|Occurred : 7/4/2004 21:01 (Entered as : 07/04/2004 21:01)
Reported: 7/6/2004 11:31:11 PM 23:31
Location: Spring Valley, CA
|2 pulsing red lights in sky on a slow trajectory
I was having a small BBQ at my home fo the 4th celebration. After deciding not to go view the fireworks, I was in my backyard with some friends trying to catch a sneek peek at a show several miles away. After hearing the sound of the show starting, but nnot being able to see them, I was heading in when my friend (who witnessed this phenomena this New Years with me, see report)said.."look...the red light is back!" I turned and noticed indeed, two perfectly red lights high in the sky directly due north. they appeared to pulse and twinkle as they moved upward in the sky. The moved slowly, alternating positions. I went for my video camera, but it was out of batteries, so I grabbed my computer controlled telescope and headed outside. I managed to get the two lights in focus and began to track them. Though the viefinder, the objects did not twinkle at all! only pure red "stars"...no craft was visible. They appeared to my eye outside of the atmosphere at least....after a few minutes, the batteries on my telescope failed. Unusual, as I had used it very little. So I grabbed my fully charged million candle power spotlight. I attempted to flash a signal at the light, and I believe it repeated a pattern back to be, however I can't be sure. However, the battery in the light failed as well. Possibly a coincedence..but you never know. The lights flickered and faded away as the sounds of the local firework show began the gand finale. The whole incident occured during the time frame that every fireworks show uses here in San Diego, serving as perfect cover.