|Occurred : 4/14/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 04/14/2007 21:30)
Reported: 4/15/2007 10:34:28 AM 10:34
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Duration:about 40 min
|Star like object turn lights off after being flashed with light and took off, then came back 15 min later.
at around 9:30 pm it started raining pretty good outside so i went out back to take a look, I saw what appeard to be a very bright star well below the cloud layer maybe 300 feet high or so. it seemed odd but i didnt pay too much attention and went back to watching the rain. I then saw what appeared to be a small dimer star come out of the big bright star. I then figured this was an aircraft and checked for movement by standing so it appeared right next to a telephone pole a stationary object, to check for movement. There was non. The dimmer light took off to the north and went out of sight by this time. The very bright one just stayed there. I then went in and got my night vision goggels what i believe to be russion helecopter pilot goggels no brand name if its important only markings are a c inside a triangle inside a circle and the letters OH 1x 20 if that information is needed. Looking at the starlight object was way too bright but could clearly see total cloud cover above it as the could cover was reflecting light very well. I then decided this was no aircraft or star and did what i always thought was a bad idea. I took my dive light and pointed it at the object and began to flash it, seven flashes twice. The object which had been very bright and totaly still up till that time then shut off the light. An orange afterglow still was visable and it went skyward very fast through the cloud layer. this whole even took about 10 min. I waited and went in and out for about 15 min, and started looking over my house by the way to make sure it wasnt over me. After about 15 min the object again came back to the origanal location. Wanting to get a better view i got my binoculars a pair of stiner comanders, they are old but work well. what i saw was an object inside the light that appeared to look like the capital letter D. I watched it for about 15 more min as it changed color from bright orange to white. It looked very much like a star but with the binoculars you could see an object insid! e the light quite well. I viewed the object till about 10:15pm and attempted to call my wife at her grandmothers house at the time, the phone didnt work at this time but gave me the option of leaving her a message. I since talked to her this morning and that message never made it to her. I dont know if that is related or not. I do know the object did take notice of me flashing it with my divelight and turned its lights down and took off. I also belive the object was small as it didnt seem very far away less than a mile, but cant be sure. I do know it was much closer than an average helecoptor flying over the area and belive it was over the houseing track behind mine. As for the size and this is only a guess I would say the size of maybe a city trash can. I will be looking at the sky much more now and if i see anything i will let you know.