|Occurred : 8/20/2006 13:30 (Entered as : 08/20/06 13:30)
Reported: 5/16/2007 6:25:44 PM 18:25
Location: Redding, CA
|Saw about 20 bright objects kind of like a swarm of bees, only they moved in jerks and zig zags
Was a beautiful clear day, and decided to relax in the back yard. Suddenly about 70 degrees up a red got shot out of the blue. It kind of moved in an erratic motion. Then it started to fade away as it went back up.
Suddenly another object appeared, and another. Finally there were about 20 of them. I tried to count them but it was difficult because of their pattern. They make right hand turns or even reverse themselves without slowing down. Sometimes they would suddenly be ahead of where they were going. Wasn't sure they just appeared there or moved so fast I couldn't see it - kind of like the snap of a rubber band.
They kept coming closer and after a few minutes started to move away. One kind of hung back, and as the others faded away, it shot to the north west at an incredible speed. This may sound strange, but it left a hole in the atmosphere. You could make it out for a few minutes.
Best I can say for color, it's kind of like looking at a 100 watt light bulb on a bright sunny day.