|Occurred : 4/29/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 04/30/13 21:30)
Reported: 4/30/2013 9:07:25 PM 21:07
Location: Mercey Hot Springs/Firebaugh, CA
|White Flashing Object Over Mercey Hot Springs
While soaking in the hot tub staring at the beautiful, starry sky, all of a sudden a bright flash of pure white light caught my eye. I continued to watch and about thirty seconds or so later, I observed another brief flash once again and whatever it was had moved slightly in a horizontal manner.
In all, there were four small irregular flashes from the star-like object over several minutes, and then no more. The event happened a short way below the Big Dipper, and the object appeared to be travelling northwest to southeast.
There was no noise. The light seemed brighter than the ones on the planes that flew by in the same spot about five minutes later, and I could also clearly hear their engine noises. I also observed three small meteors and a dim sattelite flying over later, so I had just about every familiar airborne object to compare it to.
Conditions were a warm Spring evening with slightly high level haze and virtually no wind after sunset.
Mercey Hot Springs is located approximately 34 miles from the nearest town so there is no artificial light to interfere with sky watching, and the moon didn't rise until about four hours later.
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
Hi, Peter. I just submitted another report a few minutes ago regarding Mercey Hot Springs/Firebaugh, CA. The correct date should be 4/29/2013. Not sure if I put the correct one. Thanks, ((name deleted))