Long time reader, first time poster.
Unfortunately, I did not personally witness the "meteor" from this evening. However, I need to weigh in on the second story (the zig-zagging light).
Forgive me if this seems lazy, but I've just finished writing a post replying to the report from CBS Los Angeles at
-187874, and for the
sake of time I'm just going to copy and paste it here.
"I have seen this “mystery light” before. One evening in September of ’06, I was leaving a buddy’s house in Fontana, CA when I looked to the
South and witnessed a light behaving in nearly the exact same manner as the one in this video. I called my buddy out to the yard, as well as his
family, and the five of us watched as it flew in straight lines, in all directions, making sharp ninety degree turns and stopping in midair for
seconds at a time. It was difficult to estimate its size, but it was close enough to see that the entire time it was very clearly engulfed in flame, a
“fireball” if you will. After some time flying around like this, it began to drop burning pieces off of itself that fell toward the ground, then
it appeared to fly away and disappeared.
One year later, within about a week of the date of the original sighting, I was leaving the SAME HOUSE and witnessed it again, with the same family.
All five of us watched it behave in almost exactly the same way. I can’t stress enough the coincidence of these two events.
Around Christmas of the following year I saw a news report very similar to the one above in which footage was shown from the helicopter patrol ship of
a San Diego area police department (I can’t remember exactly which one) that recorded the same thing on their FLIR. “Experts” commented that it
could have been anything from an amateur hot air balloon made from a candle and a plastic bag, to a small aircraft with a fuel leak.
I’m left to believe that all of these sightings are of the same source, or closely related. Obviously enough, I don’t think anyone would disagree
that this does not fly like ANY kind of aerospace technology that I’ve ever heard of. Especially not while engulfed in flame! Clearly this could be
something completely unknown to the public, but as an active duty Air Force aviator, I like to think I’m no stranger to most aircraft and their
general characteristics. This was something entirely other, it could not possibly have been any kind of rotary or fixed wing aircraft, nor was it
behaving in a way that would suggest any sort of meteor or falling satellite.
For years I’ve been telling this story, constantly wondering and periodically searching the internet for similar sightings. I’m once again left
empty-handed, right along with everyone else wishing to know just what this thing is."
So, in summary...
- I've personally witnessed this zig-zag light twice before.
- Both instances were in almost exactly the same place, time, and approximate date.
- Due to its confusion with the "meteor" sighting in the Southwestern US tonight, this is easily the most well publicized report of the SAME,
RECURRING sighting that has been in the back of my mind nearly every night for five years.
edit on 15-9-2011 by EightSix because: (no reason