|Occurred : 9/4/2013 23:30 (Entered as : 09/04/2013 23:30)
Reported: 9/5/2013 11:50:06 AM 11:50
Location: Campbell, CA
|Campbell, CA. Sky Watch Report
I watch the sky on a subconscious level – very thoroughly and passionately, very focused on the basic layout of the night and day skies around me – it’s innate, I believe.
I have never seen anything out of the ordinary in the night sky – not for one out of any of the millions of seconds that my eyes have spent glued upwards, lost in the majesty of it all – have I spied anything that even remotely tickled my senses and made some primal alarm go of in the recesses of my modernized human brain, as I experienced late last night in my own backyard.
I went out to smoke a cigarette around 11:30pm, before heading to sleep. This is routine for me, and the routine does not ever include the porch light at that hour, so it remains a very darkly lit routine.
As I earlier noted, I have some built-in awareness of the sky in general, having spent so much time looking at its diagram and the layout of the stars, etc. Last night, as I stepped outside, I was struck immediately by an unfamiliar “star” to the east from me, northeastwardly somewhere. Upon closer observation, I saw that it was in no way a star, as it was flashing four primary colors in sequence (not necessary in any particular order that I ever tracked though), just: blue, green, orange, red; and white – bright white – also.
I called my roommate outside to show him, as I was taken aback by what I was seeing, especially after I determined that this object was not only indeed, flashing colors – but also was seeming to move in the fashion of being pulled in opposite directions at once – never really making any substantial progress in place.
It remained more or less, in the same location for at least twenty minutes while we watched it through the scope at low mag. The colors were definitely confirmed that way as well by both observing parties. The magnification also made apparent, the general nature of the object as well. It was observed at numerous points in time as an unnaturally bright white – to color-changing “fireball” traveling at an extremely slow and steady speed across the distant night sky.
Several common aircraft were seen flying in between the location of the object and myself at usual altitudes, creating the appearance of the object marinating a shockingly steady and almost stationary position and an exceptional altitude of its own.
It remained for as long as I could stay awake – just gradually traveling across the sky in a southward surge that only became apparent at the end of my observations. It was still flashing brightly, had not dimmed at all, all the same colors and appearance as it had when I first spotted it. It was mind boggling and amazing, it was scary as hell. I am still kind of in shock.