HBCC UFO Research would love to hear from anyone else who observed the unusual UFO event. There has to be many other people out there who saw this interesting sighting. You can reach Brian Vike through his website at: http://www.hbccufo.org
There ended up being two extremely bright objects that sat stationary for a short time, then moved back and forth as if they were lost. I spoke to a man today on the telephone and he said it was the most bizarre thing he has ever witnessed in his life. The fellow said he lives very close to the John Wayne Airport in Orange County and has witnessed just about every fixed wing aircraft, helicopter and anything else that we would class as normal until January 26, 2008 when his beliefs were shaken. The gentleman told me he got into his vintage Datsun 280Z sport car and at a high rate of speed, he pursued the unknown objects and tried to get a better and longer view, if not a photo on his laptop webcam.
As the man watched, he realized that two of the lights were not like anything he had ever seen, and the light closest to him was what appeared to be an airplane heading toward the two much larger and much brighter objects. The objects were very large and very bright in comparison, a white-ish to yellow-ish orange color, almost flame like, at first, but much brighter and steadier than that. They were oblong shaped from his perspective. They had a definite shape, not mere points of very bright light.
There also appeared to be some sort of aircraft circling in very tight circles, as soon as these objects came to a stop at cloud base. Because of the tightness of the circles, he took it to be a helicopter. This would have made a total of four objects, the two bright steady "orbs", an airplane, and helicopter.
All this transpired in no more than 10-15 seconds. The whole formation seemed to then move in a direction away from his position, toward Los Angeles and got lower in the sky and was obscured by palm trees and buildings which were near him.
Two Other Eyewitnesses
Another couple, a husband and wife were driving west bound at about 6:00pm PST. In the sky was a bright, glowing light falling toward earth with a bright tail of light. Their first thought was, that it was a falling star, but both of them quickly realized it was huge and too close to the earth for that and said to each other, its going to crash. The object stopped falling and appeared to hover, the tail of light extinguished and the main ball of light remained very bright. It faded in and out and then traveled horizontally very quickly. Another glowing light seemed to be circling around it in a wide pattern.
Both were very bright lights, brighter than airplane landing lights and farther away from these two was another light, blue and very small. It seemed to be circling these objects in a very wide pattern and they thought it to be an airplane watching the phenomenon. They didn't pull over and kept driving toward the objects, but, they got lower to the horizon and they lost sight of them behind trees as the road dipped. When the folks got back to an unobstructed spot, the lights were gone. The event lasted about 5-10 minutes. Despite the highly visible, quite spectacular and unusual display in the night sky, not one report of it could be found on news stations or in the OC Register. The couple in discussing it's location, estimated that it was approximately 50 miles away which would make it over LA County, even though they were seeing it from Orange County.
More Witnesses: Sky Over Anaheim, California
A witness was getting ready to enter the 57 Fwy South from Imperial Hwy in Brea, California when he saw what initially appeared to be a falling star. Within seconds from the first sighting, a second flame looking light flew in the same direction as the first. They would stop and a bright light would emerge and then start moving again. Every time they started to move, it looked like a ball/tail of fire. He saw an aircraft that was initially heading north and start to circle the area and that is when the objects vanished. He has never seen anything like this. His wife and kids also saw the same objects. The man stayed up most of the night thinking of what it might have been.
Two Other Eyewitnesses
A guy and his girl friend were going to dinner before their winter formal. They were on their way to Olive Garden when they saw what looked like a comet. It was falling at first and it had a tail, giving him reason to think it was a comet. He jokingly said, oh its a UFO and as he said that it moved back up and hovered for about 30 seconds right next to another identical object. One of the objects disappeared into the clouds while the other was moving from left to right and in flat circular patterns. It did this for about three minutes until it also disappeared into the clouds.
Anaheim, California A Family Watched The UFO Event
A man's family were headed east on the 91 freeway at Beach Blvd. when his son noticed bright lights to the north-east, towards Ontario. They all watched for 3-5 minutes as 2-3 bright lights shone brightly and were stationary. Then they fell towards earth with a tail, much like a meteor. The strange thing was the objects that were falling came to a complete stop, then the light would go out, and reappear some seconds later in the same location. The husband was driving and could not focus completely on the event, but his family was in rapt attention. Traffic on the 91 freeway slowed to a crawl, which may be related to everyone watching what the folks were seeing. No mention on the news or anywhere.
Brea, California Another Eyewitness To The Strange California UFO Sighting
A lady was on her way to the HAT in Brea to pick up some food for her family. She saw the lights in the sky and at first thought it was meteoroid rocks falling, until they started actually going back and forth. She thought her eyes were playing tricks on her. She then saw one of the lights disappear and then the other, within a few seconds they both reappeared. She had called her boyfriend at 5:50 p.m.and told him what she had witnessed, he didn't believe it. The lady really thought she was seeing things and when she pulled into the HAT parking lot she saw all these other cars parked and people staring into the sky. The objects seem to keep falling down and she had noticed what seemed to be a plane circling around them. The lady doesn't know what it was, but it kind of freaked her out.
Brea, California Another Witness Reports Seeing Falling UFO - Hovering
Another witness was heading west on Orangethorpe Ave when he looked out the window and noticed a bright light with a tail falling from the sky. Thinking it was a falling star the witness looked away expecting it to be gone, but to his surprise the glowing light was floating, sitting in one spot. As he continued driving the witness kept shifting his focus to the object and watched it move very quickly horizontally about 3 to 4 times, each time leaving a tail of bright light behind. Then the light turned off for about 10 to 15 seconds and then turned back on, and started moving back and forth 2 more times. He then lost sight of the object when his view became obstructed for about a minute or so. The date was Saturday the 26 of January at approximately 6:00 p.m. He believes the whole event lasted about 7 minutes.
Brea, California Two More Witnesses To Strange UFO/Glowing Light
A witnesses and their son had just left the Brea Mall on Saturday 1/26/08. They went across the street to the Hat for dinner right before 6:00 pm. As they were turning into the parking lot facing south, they saw a line of fire across the sky. There was a small plane in the sky and at first they thought the plane was on fire. The plane continued on, and then the light looked like 2 falling flames. These then became two bright balls that were hovering in the sky. It appeared as if one of them had a tail of flames behind it. One ball disappeared and then the other appeared to start falling but disappeared from their sight. There were at least 8 people in the parking lot looking too. The son took a picture on his cell phone, but it basically looks like a glowing ball in the sky. It was a strange experience!
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