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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/16/2021 21:48 (Entered as : 04/16/21 21:48)
Reported: 5/2/2021 5:25:12 PM 17:25
Posted: 5/20/2021
Location: Corona, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 45 seconds
Alerted by my German Shepherd, I saw a very ultra white, very bright round light slowly traveling west.

On the night of April 16, 2021, at approximately 9:48pm, I was in my backyard waiting for my German Shepherd to do her business. I was looking at my phone and I noticed she had walked up next to me. As I looked over to her, I saw she was looking up to the sky behind me and she had her head cocked in a manner to say “What’s that?” I turned around and looked in the direction she was looking, which was almost true North, and I saw a very ultra white, very bright round light. Although I can’t say for sure, my initial thoughts were that it was maybe a mile or mile and a half away (using Magnolia Av. to my north as a possible point of reference), traveling slowly in a westerly direction. I quickly brought up my cell phone camera, switching it from photo to video, and hit the record button, as something was strange about this light. My first thought was that it was a drone, however there were no red/green direction lights on it that I could see, and there were no sounds coming from it’s direction that you associate with a drone’s propellers, and the size seemed way too big for a drone that distance away.

The object’s direction of flight took it behind a large tree in the parkway behind and next to my house. I was able to watch it continue westward through breaks in the tree’s foliage. I could see the moon to the west, also behind the tree. It was in the waxing crescent phase. The object continued and visually appeared to pass to the left and under the moon, where I lost it behind the heavy tree foliage. I tried to position myself to see if it would appear below the tree’s foliage but I couldn’t see it anymore. I could only guesstimate the distance it traveled as maybe to Main St., approximately a mile and a half west of me, however it may have continued much farther.

I posted my video on a local social media site, wondering if anyone else had seen it. One female posted she saw it and thought it was a drone. Another female posted saying she saw it from her windows and jumped out of bed. A third female posted the event was “filmed in (the city of) Murrieta too” (a city 30 miles south). A male posted he also saw it, saying it disappeared fast when he went to take a video. He said he and 2 others reported it to the UFO Reporting Center.

As with so many others, I’m on the fence whether to believe in UFO’s or not, but the stories have always fascinated me. I am a 30 year honorably retired sergeant from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.