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Occurred : 8/22/2016 02:25 (Entered as : 08/22/2016 2:25)
Reported: 8/29/2016 10:00:18 AM 10:00
Posted: 8/29/2016
Location: Perris, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:40 minutes
Slow moving bright light shoots pyrotechnic toward ground over rural Perris, Gavilan Hills.

I saw an unusual light in the sky Mon. 8/22/2016, between 0225 and 0305 hrs., moving from the SW. It was reasonably bright and not moving fast like an airplane, I suspect it was a drone. As it got closer it released or fired a pyrotechnic mortar that went down a 100 or so feet and exploded with a very loud boom, this was an airburst apprx. 150 feet above ground with a smoke cloud that drifted north this was at 0245. I continued to watch as it turned east and continued till I lost site of it at 0305. I reported to local fire dept as this could have started a brush fire had it made it to the ground. Their response was no response.