Published: 11:12 PM 2/10/2010
California - 02-03-10 - Arriving home from a trip to Santa Maria, my brother and I were admiring the stars in an unusually clear sky. The location of his home, being well away from the city, made for very little or no light pollution so we could even see the billowy dust lane of the Milky Way.
My brother told me to look just to the right and above the constellation Orion, because he had seen a flash there. Sure enough, the next time it flashed I saw it as well.
A few seconds later there was a third flash. These flashes were no brighter than the stars in Orion, with the intensity seeming to vary somewhat each time. The color seemed to vary each time as well. I detected amber, green, blue, and a grayish white at various times during this sighting.
My brother began counting between flashes, "one-thousand one, two-thousand, three-thousand..." We found that the flashes were almost exactly ten seconds apart. After many flashes I detected that the position of the flash was now changing slightly with each flash.
Over the course of one-half hour, the flash moved from a position directly in line with the three stars in Orion's sword, above, and to the right of Orion's belt, to a position still above, but to the left of Orion.
By this time, the brightness of the flashes was quite dim, although they were definitely still detectable. We then carried our stuff into the house, coming out about a half-hour later to check on the anomaly, but the flashing was no longer going on.
California - 02-04-10 - My dad and I were in the car, on Park Dr. and Sunset Blvd., heading to Chick-Fil-A to grab some dinner. Then, my dad said, "Look, right there!" and he pointed to a little white dot in the sky, and it was bright.
It kind of looked like the north star, but brighter and bigger. Then, after about a second passed, It got REALLY big and REALLY bright, and then a really bright glow formed around it, and then it disappeared.
It was big, white, and bright. We looked around in the sky, but we couldn't see it. He said that something told him to look that direction, then he saw it and pointed it out to me. He thought that it was a helicopter with a searchlight or something, but it disappeared. The object didn't move, it just stayed there and got brighter and bigger.