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Occurred : 7/24/2004 00:00 (Entered as : 07/24/2004 0:00)
Reported: 7/25/2004 12:47:43 PM 12:47
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:15-30 seconds
I saw a flashing colored orb in the eastern sky over the San Jacinto Mountains.

What I have been witnessing began on July 19, 2004 at approximately 2:30 am. I live in a canyon of Palm Springs, CA that is surrounded by the San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains. Our home has many large windows that open up to view the mountains. I awoke to use the restroom around 2:30 am and was taken aback by a large white "light" that was literally illuminating my bathroom. The light was too big to be a star and was very close to the mountain top (it was in the eastern sky). It had some dimision to it but I can't really say what shape it was, it was just the brightest light I had ever seen. I woke my husband because I didn't want to be the only one to see it, he looked at it and agreed that he appeared to be too large and bright to be a star. The following evening at around 9:30 pm I looked over the mountains to see if I could see this light and it wasn't there, however, there was an orb that was flashing blue, green and red lights, I observed it closer with a pair of binoculars and it appeared to be pulsating. My husband saw it also. We went to bed and I woke up around midnight and again at 2:30 am, the orb was still there flashing but the bright light was not there. I went back to bed to awake again at 4:30 am and the bright light was there again, in the same spot, there were more colored flashing orbs around the sky but not as close as the one observed earlier in the evening. I have been watching the sky every night since. On Thursday, July 23, 2004 I was driving down Highway 111 in Palm Springs around 8:30 am, it was dusk and I saw this bright light in the western sky over the Santa Rosa Mountain range, it appeared to be moving slowly downward towards the mountain. I got home and got my husband to come out and look, he saw it also, the light continued to drift downward until it disappeared behind the mountain range. I looked around the sky and with my binoculars, I could see several flashing orbs, all with green, red and blue lights. Every evening since July 19th I have awoken at different times during the night to see if the light is in the eastern sky, it has never appeared before 12:30 am and is always still visable until the sun rises. As I watch the light it slowly drifts upward. Interestingly enough, the light in the western sky that drifts in and down appears to be the same light that settles over the mountain in the eastern sky to only drift back up until out of sight.

My siting last evening is what has compelled me to report these sightings. I awoke at 12:38 am and looked out towards the eastern sky over the San Jacinto Mountains and I saw a circular shaped orb that had red, green, and blue lights on it and it was hovering in a stationary position over the mountain. It was the same orb that I have seen in the sky higher up only this time it was low almost sitting on the mountain. I watched it for about 15 seconds and then it just disappeared, I stood there with my mouth to the floor breaking out into a cold sweat. As I kept my eyes glued to the sky, the orb reappeared, flashing and hovering and then dipped below the mountain range. The bright light was not in the sky. I awoke at 4:30 am again to find the bright white light hovering in the same position that I saw the circular orb. I am pretty freaked out at this point and I am starting to think I'm crazy. Has anyone else in the Palm Springs area reported such a siteing? I know that I will see the light again tonight, It seems to be getting closer to the mountains every evening. The orbs continue to flash about the sky around this area. Any clues as to what this could be??????? I am sorry that I have not photographed my siteing, however, I plan on trying to this evening.