NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/28/2015 19:55 (Entered as : 09/28/15 19:55)
Reported: 9/28/2015 9:17:29 PM 21:17
Posted: 9/29/2015
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
As I was driving home heading south on my street Preston Trail in Palm Desert, CA, the moon was very bright and large to my left. A very bright slow moving "fireball" appeared from the west heading east. It appeared to be a comet but moved very slow relative to shooting stars and other comets I have seen. There did not appear to be a long tail but a very bright almost luminescent vapor trail and their appeared to be a splotch of bright red trailing it. As it got closer to the very bright full moon off to my left it disappeared like it had "burned out." It didn't appear to be a craft or conventional UFO. The slow speed and lack of a tail differentiated it from other comets I have seen or would expect to see. I tried to contact local Palm Desert news stations to inquire if there were additional sightings but I was unable to get a live person. I thought I would give this a shot in hopes of clarifying whether or not anyone else saw it or reported it.