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Occurred : 7/4/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2004 21:00)
Reported: 7/16/2004 5:02:42 PM 17:02
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: El Cajon, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:45 min.
Possible balloons and highway flares??

We also witnessed the two flickering red lights hanging pretty much stationary above El Cajon, Ca. on the evening of the 4th Of July. I somewhat excitedly called my relatives out to look at them, and my brother said it appeared to him like it could possibly be two ordinary highway flares dangling on strings from a couple of small helium balloons. I watched them with binoculars, and the movement of the lights and the flickering and fading out one by one over the next 45 mins. or so do seem to support this theory. I think it's possible that someone in the San Diego area might be conducting this hoax repetively on major holidays ( see previous reports of New Year's Eve sightings)