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Occurred : 9/5/2011 22:30 (Entered as : 09/05/2011 22:30)
Reported: 9/8/2011 10:47:44 PM 22:47
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Riverside, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:4 seconds
White dot flying at high speed on Labor Day evening in Riverside, CA

I was outside in my back yard, facing west, with moderate lighting off to the left of me, but not glaring nor directly in my line of vision. To my right, which was very dark, I saw what I thought was a falling star so I looked to it quickly to view it. My sister-in-law saw it too and at first thought we were going to see a falling star. In the 2nd second and on, we focused our vision on it and instead of seeing it burn out, we saw it was a round ball of bright white light with a short, comet-like tail streaming behind it. The tail was slightly shorter than what you see on a falling star and of the same white color as the round light that it trailed. It flew across the sky traveling from north to south in a perfectly horozontal line, at an altitude lower than any airplane in our area and faster than any aircraft that I have ever seen. It made no sound of any sort. I am familiar with aircraft, helicopters and military aircraft and have been to several air shows and seen an assortment of aircraft fly but this was much faster and made no sound. We watched it for about 3 seconds (plus the second that we saw it in our perifrial vision when we thought it was a falling star) then lost sight of it as it passed in front of my house. We ran to the south side to watch it continue on but we never saw it again. It looked just like the craft seen in the Lake Elsinor ufo video earlier this year and Lake Elsinor is not too far from here. March Air Force Base is directly to the east of me, about 7 miles away and this is no like anything that flies from there, much, much faster that any plane I have ever seen, silent and didn't have the flashing aircraft lights.