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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/23/2020 21:30 (Entered as : 08/23/20 21:30)
Reported: 8/24/2020 3:16:47 AM 03:16
Posted: 8/27/2020
Location: Poway, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
Pulsating orange light.

I am a gas tanker driver and was delivering to Costco when this sighting occurred. I was already looking in the sky when I noticed a bright flash to my right, similar to a camera flash. I looked in that direction, which was south west and sighted a dull orange light traveling to the north east. The light seemed very high up, and seemed similar to a satellite, except for the fact that it was slowly pulsating . The light would dim to almost nothing and then grow bright again about every two seconds. It also seemed to be traveling in a slight arc rather than a straight line.

I know it could not have been a satellite because they only brighten a dim depending on their reflection of the sun beneath our horizon. This object was self illuminated. It had no flashing lights. It only appeared as an orange pulsating light . I followed the light with my eyes until it was no longer visible.

A few minutes later I saw an object that probably was a satellite. It was white in color, traveling in the same direction and did not pulsate. It seemed to disappear from sight as it flew into the earths shadow.

I was born and raised in San Diego very close to the San Diego airport. I am familiar with commercial air traffic. I also lived close to Miramar air base for a long time and am familiar with military air traffic. This object was neither of these. I come from a family of law enforcement officers who are trained observers, and it was ingrained in me.