|Occurred : 8/21/2005 20:45 (Entered as : 08/21/2005 20:45)
Reported: 9/27/2005 9:13:23 PM 21:13
Location: San Diego, CA
|Flashing orange light splits into two and shoots in different directions before flickering out
It was a clear evening at Sea World San diego. After a show, we stopped to look at a light that was an odd color to be an airplane or a star. Many people leaving the Shamu show stopped to look as well. It was a bright orange light 40 degrees above the southern sky. It flashed like a bright star would, but was much bigger and maybe within 20 miles or so at least 40 thousand feet up. We realized it was not an airplane nor a star, so we continued to watch it move very slowly northbound at maybe 20 knots. After two minutes or so, it flashed much brighter than before , then it shot straight down as fast as a shooting star. Within a couple seconds it slowed down then broke apart into two bright flashing lights. The light on the left shot off farther to the south, and flashed as it faded out. The other light flashed a couple times and fell farther down towards us. It flickered once and went out, then flashed once more then was gone.