|Occurred : 10/29/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 10/29/05 21:30)
Reported: 10/31/2005 9:24:46 AM 09:24
Location: Lancaster, CA
|I first noticed what appeared to be a jetliner (approx the same altitude & speed as a jetliner) flying due east outside commercial air-corridor. Two things got me more interested in this flight. Whatever it was, it was not running regulation navigational beacons, and it was entering restricted airspace over Edwards AFB (northeast of my location).
What at first looked like landing lights, started to slowly pulsate. As the object traveled further east, this pulsating light was still visible, making it impossible to be landing lights. If you are thinking this possibly was general aviation, I have seen a few general aviation "off-regulation navigational lights" in the past, but read-on -- this gets better).
I got a pair of binoculars and was able to follow the object for another minute, as it got further east. I lost it when the glare from street lights interfered.
My most interesting (and without explanation) observation of this object was when what appeared to be two smaller lights separated from the main object. The lights were colored (one was red and one green or blue). They seperated vertically, one departing straight up and one straight down. They were visible just for a second. At this time, I was viewing the object thru binoculars. After the sighting, I viewed the area of seperation again, just to see if it was possibly caused by binocular glare/reflections, but could not see anything that would cause the effect.
And, oh yes, I have seen military aircraft fire off flares before. These were not flares.