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Occurred : 2/23/2011 22:00 (Entered as : 2/23/11 22:00)
Reported: 2/23/2011 11:55:22 PM 23:55
Posted: 3/10/2011
Location: Cathedral City, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 hour
Bright growing and shrinking spherical light hovering high over east Coachella valley.

I went in the back yard earlier tonight for a cigarette and noticed a bright light hovering stationary high above to the east of me, it looked like it was over Indio or Coachella somewhere.

At first I thought it was a helicopter, but as I watched it, it split into two lights vaguely as it slowly rose higher.

I went back in the house for about 30 minutes and when I came back out it was still there as a single light, so I grabbed my video camera and started recording and zooming in.

With the camera at full zoom the light seemed to be a sphere and pulsate every color I can think of like a rainbow, then it would grow and fade out, and then it would shrink and get very bright. It seemed to be slowly gaining altitude and kept going through the light pattern I described.

I'm in the house now so I don't know if it is still out there. I will probably upload the footage to youtube when I have a chance.