|Occurred : 2/8/2008 20:40 (Entered as : 02/08/2008 20:40)
Reported: 2/9/2008 9:32:22 AM 09:32
Location: Puerto Vallarta (Mexico),
|They came from the West, changed directions numerous times and were very visible to the naked eye.
On or about 8:40 PM, February 08, 2008, my 8 friends and I returned to my home and watched three objects appear in the western sky, one at a time. My home is located on the Pacific Ocean beach about 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and faces almost due West.
The evening sky was clear and many stars were visible. At about 8:40 PM we noticed a bright orange colored object rising up from directly west over the ocean. We had an unobstructed view. The first one we spotted appeared to be some object burning up in the atmosphere as the light was not steady, but flashing more like a fire. Distance is hard to determine but I would guess that when first spotted they were 5-7 miles away and as they proceeded towards being overhead, they went further away.
I immediately retrieved my 24 power telescope to get a better view. As the first one reached approximately 40 degrees from the horizon and appeared to be getting closer, I could see that it was cone shaped. It had 4 or 5 dark lines extending from the ‘nose’ towards the ‘rear’. It was heading in an easterly direction.
When it was approaching 80 degrees, almost straight overhead, a couple of my friends shouted that there was another one coming from the same direction as the first one. I re-directed my telescope toward the second one and observed that it was similar to the first one. It appeared to be getting further away, diminishing in size, as it reached about 45 degrees off the horizon. It then stopped crossing the sky and remained in its current position for about 5-8 more minutes.
A third object, similar in appearance, appeared coming from the same general direction as the two previous ones. I watched this one as it changed directions numerous times and seemed to approach the second one but not get too close. The general direction of its travels began as the others, from west to east, but it also turned toward the south and reversed direction as it approached the second one. It went back and forth changing directions 5-6 times and for about 10-30 seconds on each leg.
At this time, I tried to re-locate the first one with no luck as it was diminishing in size and brightness. I returned to watch the third one for about 3 more minutes, until I could no longer see it.
All three appeared to be of similar size and shape when we first spotted them. They all had coloration like that of an object burning up as it entered the atmosphere, very orange in color with the wide stripes extending from ‘front to rear’. The light emitted from them was flickering as a fire would, with occasional flashes of higher intensity. The flashes of fire were coming from the 'front' of the object.
I hope that this is of some value to someone and of course, I hope that there are other sightings reported from this area with more detail.