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Occurred : 10/23/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 10/23/2005 21:30)
Reported: 10/25/2005 12:51:42 PM 12:51
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:7 minutes
Light in Eastern Sky, emitting other lights, turning from single to three light pattern

Light was viewed for approx. 7 minutes I caught a little over 3 minutes on video.

The light was an orangish color in eastern sky, due south from Mars which was visible in the sky that night as well. I estimate the object to be somewhere over the Cherry Valley/Beaumont area.

Light was at first a single, clearly visable light and was easily seen with the naked eye and seemed to be hoovering in one general area with some slight but quick movements. Small flashes of light appeared to drop from underneath the object, appear brilliantly and then fade out (not a flare).

After a few of these lights were seen the single light turned into three lights, possibly four, but the three lights formed what could be described as a triangle shape (clearly seen on the video in still frame). We counted 6 of these objects being dropped on video before it disappeared.

In reviewing the video there appears to be some form of movement above the light which I thought could make it a helicopter (not sure why a helicopter would be dropping something over a populated area though)?

Side note: I and my family (wife and two sons have witnessed this same type of light on 6 seperate occasions beginning last May. I have two seperate videos of this object, (although one is very short and doesn't show much detail as it was a cloudy night) in roughly the same area.

The other times that we have seen it we have not had our camcorder to record. I am keeping a vigulant eye to the East in hopes of catching more footage.

If anyone else in the Yucaipa, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Beaumont, Banning or Cabazon area has seen these lights, please leave desciption of your encounter.