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Occurred : 5/21/2010 23:34 (Entered as : 05/21/2010 23:34)
Reported: 5/22/2010 1:02:13 AM 01:02
Posted: 6/3/2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20-30 seconds
Large twinkling/flashing light with smaller one across from it, spinning like a baton

Every night my mother and I stand in the back patio and smoke a cigarette before bed. We live near the Riverside Airport, so we always see helicopters, commercial airplanes and jets fly over us.

At about 11:34-36ish at night, I'm looking up at the night sky taking a drag when I notice a twinkling, moving light. Thinking it's probably a plane or chopper, I just kept watching the sky. But then I noticed that the twinkling/flashing light was moving pretty fast, and was hovering above a smaller light. As it flew before me, it spinned like a baton at least three times before I noticed it was somewhat cigar/rod shaped.

Meanwhile, I was also trying to get my mother's attention without keeping my eyes off the UFO. I tried to speak, but all I could say was "Oh my G-d!" and "Look!". My mother didn't see anything except the larger twinkling light. From what I can recall she was either staring at me to try and understand what I was saying or behind me putting something away in the backyard. I wouldn't call her a witness because 1) she wasn't looking at the sky and 2) she wears triple-lense reading glasses and we were outside in the dark with no lights on.

I would call myself an observer. Every-night I look into the night sky. Every time we're on a road trip to Vegas, I see at least five shooting stars on the way there and back. When I was three months pregnant with my boy, I saw what I believe today to have been a comet. But what I saw about an hour and a half ago was nothing like this. It was just so surreal, I almost had an anxiety attack. Funny thing is, now there's a bunch of loud choppers flying over my house, there's been at least three already. Whoever is reading this may choose to swallow it with a grain of salt, but only those who saw it too can vouch for me.