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Occurred : 8/27/2016 20:14 (Entered as : 09/27/2016 20:14)
Reported: 8/29/2016 4:16:51 AM 04:16
Posted: 8/29/2016
Location: Hollister, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
SIX RED LIGHTS IN A ROW TRAVELING SOUTH EAST NEAR HOLLISTER

I WAS WATERING THE LAWN IN THE BACK YARD OF MY HOUSE IN HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA. IT WAS A NICE CLEAR NIGHT WITH A SLIGHT OFF-SHORE BREEZE OUT OF THE EAST.

AT ABOUT 8:45PM, LOOKING NORTH, I NOTICED A LOW FLYING RED LIGHT, TRAVELING FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST. AT ABOUT THE SAME SPEED AS THE AVERAGE CESSNA AIRCRAFT AT 50 DEG. ABOVE THE HORIZON.

I RAN AND GOT MY PHONE TO CALL SOME PEOPLE BUT DECIDED TO TRY TO GET VIDEO OF IT WITH THE PHONE, KNOWING THAT IT PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PICK UP ANYTHING USABLE.

AFTER A FEW SECONDS ANOTHER RED LIGHT CAME INTO VEIW FOLLOWING THE FIRST FLYING AT A SLIGHTLY LOWER ALTITUDE AT A DISTANCE OF TWO FINGERS TOGETHER AT AN ARMS LENGTH BEHIND THE OTHER ONE. BY THIS TIME I HAD GOT TO THE VERY TOP OF AN EIGHT FOOT LADDER THAT WAS ALREADY SET UP IN THE YARD SO I COULD GET UP ON THE ROOF AND WATCH THESE THINGS AS LONG AND FAR AS POSSABLE. A THIRD OBJECT CAME INTO VEIW SAME ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE AS THE PREVIOUS AND THEN ANOTHER MAKING FOUR! RED LIGHTS FLYING IN A LINE ONE BEHIND THE OTHER. HERE I WAS ON THE ROOF OF MY HOUSE DRESSED IN NOTHING BUT BOXERS AND ALL ALONE WATCHING THESE GUYS TRAVEL BY AND NOBODY AROUND TO YELL TO SOO THEY CAN SEE ALSO. WITH THE LIGHTS ALMOST OUT OF VEIW ON THE EASTERN HORIZON I WAS GETTING READY TO GET OFF THE ROOF THEN ANOTHER TWO LIGHTS CAME INTO VEIW FLYING IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS THE PREVIOUS BUT WHAT APPEARED TO BE CLOSER AND A LITTLE BRIGHTER. THE FITH LIGHT WAS A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THE REST AND THE SIXTH SLIGHTLY LOWER BUT STILL HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS FOUR. I AM A 37 YEAR OLD EXPERIENCED ASTRONOMER USING A LARGE TELESCOPE FOR MANY YEARS, I KNOW WHAT SATELLITES LOOK LIKE AND HAVE A GOOD DEAL OF KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT AND THEIR FLIGHT PATHS AND SUCH. I AM SURE THAT WHAT I WAS LOOKING AT WERE NOT DRONES,CHINESE LANTERNS, WEATHER BALLOONS, SWAMP GAS OR ANY NORMAL AIRCRAFT DUE TO THE LACK OF FLASHING LIGHTS AND MARKERS REQUIRED ON ALL AIRCRAFT NOR WERE THERE ANY OTHER AIRCRAFT AROUND IN THE SKY.

AFTER A MINUTE OR TWO AFTER THE SIXTH LIGHT PAST BY, I DECIDED TO GET OFF THE ROOF AND JUMP IN MY CAR. I TOOK NOTE OF THE TIME 9:05PM PACIFIC AND AS FAST AS I COULD I GRABBED SOME PANTS,NIGHT VISION,CAMERA AND SOME BINOCULARS WHICH WERE ALL TOGETHER ON THE DINING TABLE. I HAD ALL OF THESE THINGS READY TO GO BECAUSE I HAVE OBSERVERD THESE RED LIGHTS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE WEEKS PRIOR WHICH WERE REPORTED TO THIS WEB SITE. WHILE I WAS GETTING DRESSED A LOW FLYING HELICOPTER FLEW OVER MY HOUSE FROM THE SOUTH TOWARDS THE NORTH THAT HAD ONLY A FLASHING RED LIGHT ON THE BOTTOM OF IT BUT THIS WAS LIKELY THE NORMAL MEDIVAC HELICOPTER. I HAVE HAD AN IN MY FACE CLOSE ENCOUNTER IN 2001 OF A LOW FLYING TRIANGLE THAT I WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH AND WISH NEVER HAPPEND AND SINCE THEN HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I SAW WITH COUNTLESS HOURS OF READING AND LISTENING TO ANYTHING THAT MAY BE LINKED TO THE SUBJECT IN A QUEST TO GET SOME SORT OF ANSWER TO WHAT I OBSERVED. LAST WEEK I CALLED AM1080 KSCO, A LOCAL AM RADIO STATION AND ASKED THEM TO ! ASK PEOPLE IN THE AREA IF THEY HAD SEEN ANY RED LIGHTS IN THE SKY. I HAVE ASKED POLICE OFFICERS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND ANYBODY WHO MAY HAVE SOME KIND OF INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT IS FLYN AROUND ABOVE US. I TAKE THIS KIND OF STUFF SERIOUSLY AND WOULD SAY THAT I AM NOT OVERLY SERIOUS ABOUT IT BUT SOME MAY THINK OTHERWISE. ANYWAYS HERE I AM HAULN BUTT DOWN THE ROAD IN MY CAR WITH MY EQUIPTMENT IN HAND IN AN EFFORT TO CATCH UP WITH THESE LIGHTS AND REALIZE THAT I DONT HAVE A CHANCE IN HELL OF CATCHING UP WITH THESE THINGS AND DECIDE TO STOP AT THE NEIGHBORS HOUSE AROUND THE BLOCK. I PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND BEFORE I EVEN TURN OFF THE CAR FOUR KIDS RANGING IN AGE FROM 4 TO 12 COME RUNNING UP TO ME ASKING IF I SAW THE RED LIGHTS IN THE SKY. I TOLD THE KIDS HOLD ON A MINUTE AND TOOK OFF BACK TO MY HOUSE TO GET MY DIGITAL RECORDER. I AM FAMILIAR WITH INTERVEIWING PEOPLE AND KNOW THAT QUESTIONING PEOPLE ESPECIALLY KIDS ALWAYS GOES BETTER IF THEY DONT KNOW T! HEY ARE BEING RECORDED, IT MAY NOT BE TOTALY LEAGAL BUT I FIGU! RE ITS T HE BEST WAY TO DOCUMENT WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO TELL ME. TURNS OUT THEY HAD BEEN WATCHING A FEW RED LIGHTS IN THE WESTERN SKY SINCE ABOUT 8:00PM AND HAD CALLED ME TO TELL ME BUT I DID NOT HAVE MY PHONE ON ME BECAUSE I WAS OUTSIDE IN MY BOXERS WATERING MY LAWN. THE KIDS EVEN DRUG OUT A TELESCOPE INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO WATCH THE LIGHTS AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WATCHED A RED LIGHT IN THE WEST STAY STATIONARY FOR OVER A HALF OF AN HOUR THEN WATCHED IT GAIN A LITTLE ALTITUDE AND THEN TAKE OFF AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THEY ALSO SAID THAT THE OBJECTS WOULD DISAPPEAR AND THEN REAPPEAR IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION I RECORDED THESES FOUR KIDS SEPERATLY AND GOT SOME EXELENT STUFF.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT GUYS FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW RED LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT SKY. DONT BE AFRAID TO TELL SOMEBODY BECAUSE ODDS ARE THEY HAVE WITNESSED SOMETHING ALSO.


((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no contact information. PD))

((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

I AM ((name deleted))
IM AM LOCATED IN HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA
I SEE THAT YOU HAVE LABELED MY REPORT IN THE AUGUST REPORTS AS A HOAX OR POSSIBLE HOAX.
IF YOU CAN COULD YOU PLEASE REMOVE THE HOAX TAG BECAUSE THIS IS NO HOAX AND I AM NOT SOME HOAXING LOSER.
I THINK PEOPLE THAT LIE AND FILE B.S. REPORTS OR CALLS ARE PATHETIC SCUMBAGS.
I TAKE THIS SUBJECT SERIOUSLY PROBABLY TOO SERIOUS AND I KNOW THAT YOU DO ALSO.
YOU HAVE PROVIDED A SERVICE THAT HAS BEEN THE MOST LEGITIMATE AND RELIABLE RESOURCE I KNOW OF.
DEALING WITH THOSE HOAXING MORONS MUST INFURIATE YOU BECAUSE IT DOES ME ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THIS WHOLE THING IS OUT OF YOUR POCKET.
I HAVE DONATED BEFORE AND HAVE TOLD OTHERS TO DO THE SAME AND I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR WORK.

PICTURE OF JULY 24 2016 RED LIGHT IN SKY IN HOLLISTER CALIFORNIA
PHOTO TAKEN WITH A PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-FZ5

((END ADDENDUM))

((NUFORC Note: We have removed our original comment that we though the report might have been a hoax. PD))