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Occurred : 10/21/2017 19:52 (Entered as : 10/21/2017 19:52)
Reported: 10/31/2017 10:39:02 AM 10:39
Posted: 11/3/2017
Location: Palm Springs (Windy Point), CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Dancing lighthouse beacon pulsing randomly over east Coachella Valley

At roughly 7:52PM October 21st, 2017, Laying on my back, stargazing from my backyard, facing west, I saw in the corner of my eye a quick flash. It has the intensity of a meteor burning up, but when I quickly focused in on where it was, I couldn't see the typical meteor-trail. Maybe it was a supernova? But then another flash occurred a short distance away, bright with the intensity of plasma or phosphorous. This time as its flash died down I could see the faint glow or an object moving as if being blown, or floating in the wind. It can only be described as an orb maybe no bigger than a car or a basketball and moving about at a passenger planes cruising altitude. From my vantage point it appeared directly above Redlands or Yucaipa and "pulsed" a brilliant white at random intervals, staying on for 1-4 seconds then going faint for 5-20 seconds, appearing much like a wandering satellite. However, this was no satellite or plane as they fly over constantly and are easy to spot because of either indicator light! s (planes) or a uni-directional flight path (satellite). The objects meandered, pulsing, performing figure-8's while moving from the west to the northeast of the sky, fading out of view over Joshua Tree. It can be described as a floating light beacon of a lighthouse, its flash extremely bright, then fading out, but at intermittent cycles.

My reaction was shock, fear, confusion and euphoria as I found myself waving to it or trying to perceive any kind of communication mentally or physically. My intuition tells me that the object knew of its visibility, and that its whirling flight path, purposeful. Dogs barking unusually, too.