|Occurred : 10/9/2008 21:46 (Entered as : 10/09/08 21:46)
Reported: 10/9/2008 10:44:11 PM 22:44
Location: Irvine, CA
|Extended Duration of UFO Sighting
((NUFORC Note: We are grateful to the witness for the report, and we commend him for his having been able to determine what the cause of the sighting was. Please see below. PD))
From 9:46PM until 10:22PM, 2 unidentified objects were witness by myself seemingly "dancing" in the cloud covered night skies. These 2 objects were circular, with lights ringing the outside perimeter of their circumference. Their movement was eratic, ranging from hovering, to then quickly darting about while flipping and rotating.
As the objects flipped in abrupt directional changes, the top of the disk appeared to be a dark metallic. The lights surrounding the craft would ocassionally flash brightly. It appeared as if the objects were ringed with 8 white lights, and 1 larger red one; which by watching the movements of the objects, would indicate being the 'front'.
The objects were visible this entire time just barely under the low slung clouds. They would dart in and out of the cloud cover, and then stay for extended periods below the clouds. It appeared that their relative distance from the observers did not change that much, only altitude.
Photos will be forthcoming.
Observers were: Myself: Corporate President My Girlfriend: Mathematics Teacher (Irvine High School) Neighbor: Custom Home Developer Neighbors Wife 2 Visiting Relatives of Neigbors 1 Other new neighbor, apprx 25 yrs of age, name and occupation unknown
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
Apparently, this report is in all likelihood a false alarm. I called the Irvine Police Dept and they stated that there is a local resident that conducts experiments from time to time that have in the past generated similar reports of UFO's. They continued to state that he normally reports in first, before conducting these experiments, but that tonight he did not. However, the are reasonably certain that this is probably the source of our observations.
Given the late hour, I will not press my neighbors to compile the photos and video tonight, however, will retain the information awaiting you verification of this mundane event. If for any reason this was not what actually happened, all materials will be available for you.