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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/9/2012 18:03 (Entered as : 01/09/12 18:03)
Reported: 1/9/2012 8:33:05 PM 20:33
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Three to four whitish/yellowish lights lit up sequentially over southern sky of Ridgecrest, California seen by 4 observers

I was driving home from China Lake, California to my home in Ridgecrest, California on January 9, 2012 at about 6:03 pm and I saw a big, bright whitish/yellowish light appear about 20 degrees above the horizon in the southern sky. Then a second bright light appeared diagonal to the upper left of the first light, then a third bright light appeared diagonal to the upper left of the second one. The first one then went away and I saw another light appear diagonal and to the left of the third light. It was difficult to discern if the lights were moving closer, but for the most part it seemed they weren’t moving much, if at all. A couple of seconds later, in order from right to left they went away...I pulled over on Mahan Street and rolled my window down to try and hear an engine or anything but I didn't hear or see anything then. I got home and when my husband pulled up ~5 minutes later, I was pointing out to him where and what I saw and my neighbor pulled in ! his driveway and asked if I had seen the UFO too...he described it EXACTLY the way I did. Then I found out my husband, right before he got home and after my sighting, had seen one bright light about 30 degrees above the horizon around 6:08 pm (he was going downhill into a dip on the same road) and the neighbor said he had seen that one too. I posted my sighting on facebook and my friend who lives here in Ridgecrest said her Dad told her he had seen the same thing.