|Occurred : 9/21/2007 22:45 (Entered as : 09/21/2007 22:45)
Reported: 9/22/2007 3:51:14 PM 15:51
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Duration:about 3-5 minutes
|Blue ring object seen hovering above the Costa Mesa area
Last night, around 10:45 PM, I was outside my house when I saw a bizarre hovering light. I live in Santa Ana, California, but the object was southwest from my position, into the Costa Mesa area.
The only visible part of the object was a solid bright bluish ring. A storm was approaching in the distance and it was slightly windy, so at first I thought it might be something floating in the wind. It's movement was very fluid, but still fairly erratic. The movement pattern almost looked like a plastic bag caught in an updraft of air. But, it wasn't very long before I realized that it was way too big to be something floating in the wind. It looked to be flying at a fairly low altitude, around the height that a helicopter might fly, but it's maneuverability was beyond anything I've ever seen a helicopter do. It slowed to a hover, then dove in an arc and came back up a few times, both horizontally and vertically. The speed at which it could turn made me think it might be a radio controlled airplane, but I've never seen one a big as this. It had no lights on it other than a blue/white ring on the bottom. When it tilted away from my perspective, the ring was not visible. Conversely, when it tilted towards my direction, the ring shined brightly.
It continued to move around the area for a few minutes, and then dropped it's altitude to a point where I could no longer see it, and I lost sight of it after that.
My mother was also outside at the time, and also witnessed the object. But unfortunately, I was unable to get a picture or video of the event.