|Occurred : 2/8/2013 18:28 (Entered as : 02/08/13 18:28)
Reported: 2/8/2013 7:11:26 PM 19:11
Location: Lompoc, CA
|very bright large object turning, slowing and climbing at high speed
I was standing outside facing northwest looking at the sky when I noticed a very bright object coming into my right lone of site. Thought it a aircraft at first, then maybe Jupiter. I could see jupiter above and behind me so this was not Jupiter. I then watched the object and saw itno navigation lights just big as Jupiter and much brighter. Object was moving slowly and I checked 2 make sure it was moving.
Object then appeared to make a sweeping left turn and then another back on prior course. Object then began 2 climb and as it climbed I could see other aircraft beneath it in the distance. I watched it till it disappeared. It was so bright I could see it out a very long way and guess it was visible for at least ten minutes. Visibility was clear with some clouds far to the north east.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))