|Occurred : 5/4/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 05/04/07 22:30)
Reported: 5/4/2007 11:37:44 PM 23:37
Location: Madera, CA
|Strange orange light seen south of Madera. Went to get binoculars and a minute later the light was gone.
At 10:30 pm I had arrived at my home when I noticed a bright orange light in the eastern part of the sky. I watched it for a few seconds to see if it was stationary or was moving. It was not making any noise, but what attracted me to it was the brightness of it. When I discerned it was stationary I went back to my car (50' from where I noticed the light) to fetch my binoculars to get a better view of the light.
When I returned to where I orginally was at the time when I saw the light, it was gone. I had not notice any flash or hear any sounds that may have been of a departing craft. I did notice two seperate sets of aircraft lights that were farther in the distance, but they were flying in opposite directions and all I could see of them was a red light (but I could hear their engines). I doubt the orange light was a star or planet as it was the brighest object in the sky and was at least 75% brighter then the next brighest object (which is either Venus or Jupitor, I'm not sure, which ever is in the western part of the sky at this time).
I did go back outside about twenty minutes later to see if the light had maybe returned. At this time the moon had risen and I noticed a star or planet to the upper left of the moon. This was not the same object, but I felt I should note this.