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Occurred : 12/25/2013 00:30 (Entered as : 12/25/2013 00:30)
Reported: 12/25/2013 12:49:55 AM 00:49
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10+ minutes
Irregular flashing light near the star Betelgeuse in Orion, slowly moving in various directions.

My friend and I were walking back from taking the dog out when I happened to glance up at the sky. I saw a bright pinpoint white flash just below the star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion. At first I thought it was just the strobe from an airplane, but after watching for a few seconds, I concluded it was not. This light was flashing at irregular intervals and intensities, and would hoover in one spot before moving slightly and slowly to another spot. I went inside to get my binoculars to get a better look, and saw much the same. The object would flash irregularly with varying intensities and move slowly in one direction, and then change directions, sometimes moving up, down or back to its previous spot. When I got tired of looking up and went inside after about 10 minutes, it had left the boundaries of Orion and was lingering a bit to the right of it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))