|Occurred : 5/27/2017 20:00 (Entered as : 05/27/2017 20:00)
Reported: 6/11/2017 10:13:11 PM 22:13
Location: Corona, CA
|Reddish Light traveling at tremendous speed above Cleveland National Forest
June 11th, 2017. On May 27th, 2017, around 8:00 p.m., while waiting for my clothes in the dryer, I was standing outside the garage doing some stargazing as I usually do. I noticed a dull red light proceeding west to east at tremendous speed.
Airline jets usually fly over at high altitude, which I can usually judge their speed, but this light I estimated had to be going close to 3000 mph. It was in my sight coming from the west in an absolute horizontal line and didn’t deviate. It was out of sight to the east about 5-8 seconds after I saw it. Completely silent as well, no sonic boom either.
It didn’t appear to be a meteor as there was no streak or tail. It wasn’t a satellite that I’ve seen plenty of as well out here in the dark of Corona. We are well away from the city lights.
I was wondering if anyone else saw this light but no one I asked saw it or happened to be out looking up at the sky at that moment. I am perplexed by what I saw as I am highly interested in aircraft but I cannot come up with an explanation for this light that I saw.
((NUFORC Note: The perceived velocity of an object depends on its distance from the witness. Unless the witness has an accurate measurement of the distance, the velocity cannot be calculated. PD))