posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 04:08 AM
I've lived near airports in Orange County, CA my whole life so I as well am familiar with airplane light patterns.
What you're describing sounds eerily similar to something I saw a few years back:
It was several miles away, easily, and it was a heavy air traffic night. I could see 4 or 5 airplanes in the sky at this precise time. I was with
friends at a hill-top park and while they were talking I was looking at the LA skyline, one of my favorites. I noticed all the planes either as white
lights (because of their distance) or as blinking blue/red lights, like they do. But then I noticed a different light that didn't change color and
it wasn't red or blue or white. I wanna say it was orange but it was probably 6 years ago so I forget exactly. It was flying south along with most
of the planes but it was moving at erratic speeds. Faster, slower, faster, slower and at random. I brought the attention to my friends and now there
were about 5 of us watching, maybe more, like I said it was a few years ago. Also, wayyyyy to far away to take photo OR video of and I had my digital
camera with me I assume, because I always do, and it does both. Anyways, this object changes color mid-flight, disappears completely then re-appears
as the same color and begins immediately moving North, then changes color again and changes color once more. Then disappears again, reappearing as
the same color but changes direction vertically and increases speed, then slows down and starts moving south again, and changes color again. Then it
disappears again, re-appears in the same line but a few inches down(vertically) and in motion. Then it changes back to the original color, and
Now obviously, the order of motion might be a little wrong and the colors only repeated the one time I mentioned but what caught me was when you
mentioned the random change of direction. The way you described the movement is exactly as I remember, any time the object disappared I remember it
being less than 10 seconds. I wonder if we saw the same type of object...