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Occurred : 10/16/2008 00:55 (Entered as : 10/16/08 0:55)
Reported: 10/16/2008 2:23:22 AM 02:23
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Woodland, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:2.5 min
Strange Pulsating Red Light Vanishes Without A Trace,

As a U.F.O. enthusiast, I almost never expect to see anything out of the ordinary, flying in the night skies, especially where I'm from. I work a part-time job, in a small city. It's sort of a one in a million chance that anybody will ever see something that they might think was a U.F.O. in their lifetime. I have been extremely lucky enough to have had more than two strange sightings of lights in the sky in my lifetime, so far, and had never given thought to reporting any of them, until now.

Tonight, my girlfriend and I were leaving a friend's house, and we both happened to catch a glimpse of something just above the roof tops across the street. In the distance, if not just within the city limits, just outside the border, there was a glowing red light flying not too high in the sky. It was pulsating at a slow, random pace. The red light would slowly fade from bright red, to orange, to yellow, and white, then then start all over again. We do have a local airport a few miles outside of town, so usually I dismiss lights in the sky right away, thinking they belong to a small plane on it's way to the little airport. But we waited to see if the object would reveal any blinking lights that would give away the fact that it was only a small airplane, which it did not. Instead, after about two and a half minutes of observing the pulsating object in the sky, it disappeared just before it would have vanished behind some massive trees in our sight. It went from red, to orange, to yellow, and then it was gone, as if the light itself just turned off. We waited a minute longer to see if it would pop up again on the other side of the trees, but it never did. After that, my girlfriend and I got in my car and drove out to the edge of town, which wasn't that far, to see if we could spot it leaving, but there was nothing. Not even airplanes from the local airport, or commercial airliners. It was just stars in the night sky. About ten minutes later, I called my friend, where we had just left, and told him about the sighting. He then walked outside, and witnessed at least three “shooting stars” toward the same area the object was headed, within a couple of minutes time.

Unfortunately I had no means to record this sighting. I do have my own camcorder, but it was at home, and I had my phone on me, which has a video recording device built into it, but it wouldn't pick up anything that faint and distant at night time. Normally I would only share a story like this with friends, but this sighting was just too bizarre to keep to myself. I thought maybe if I sent this story to you tonight, someone else who could've possibly seen the object might write to you, or someone else about it. I do not expect a response from this report. Either way, I know what we saw, and it wasn't an airplane. Maybe now I will learn to always keep my camcorder on me, so that one day, I may contribute a good piece of evidence to the ever growing library of U.F.O. videos. It's just being in the right place, at the right time.