Skip to comments.Southland [California] Residents Report Seeing Strange Lights In The Night Sky
Posted on 09/14/2011 10:21:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Residents in and around the Southland and southwest US Wednesday reported seeing a series of strange lights up in the sky.
Viewers described shooting lights, with many colors, including many reports saying the object or objects had a tail.
The first reports came from Riverside County. Within a half hour of the first reports, several Orange County residents also reported seeing the lights. After about an hour, reports were coming from all over the West.
Most say the lights are blue and green. A few described the lights as yellow or orange.
CBS2 and KCAL9 first received emails and phone calls from Murrieta, Perris, Irvine, Ontario, Riverside, Lake Forest, Corona and San Clemente.
Additionally, police also report they have gotten many calls wondering what the lights are.
UPDATE: (8:30 p.m.): Some residents of Arizona have reported seeing the lights as well.
UPDATE: (8:52 p.m.): Residents of Nevada, many in Las Vegas, are also reporting the green-blue lights in the sky.
UFOs? Several days ago, NASA announced a dead satellite would fall to Earth by Septembers end but so far, no official confirmation if the lights and satellite are linked.
Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service says the object was probably a meteor. The director of the Griffith Observatory concurred. Ed Krupp told us that what was seen tonight was likely a piece of interplanetary debris that passed through the Earths atmosphere and burned up.
He added, This kind of thing happens about once a year, or once every few years.
Some viewer and eyewitness accounts follow:
Anonymous: I was on my cell outside, in City of industry when I looked up and saw the green, orange falling object about 7:40 p.m. As I saw it my buddy was on his way home on the 91 and he saw it at the same time.
Bernadette: I live in Quartz Hill. It was green in color and very large.
Francesa D: I live in Chino it looked like a falling star at first and continued on forever with a reddish green tail behind it before it was too low to see anymore.
Chasen H: I was on the 405 South and saw a bright light in the east. I thought it was a helicopter with its searchlight on but saw it aim downward, turn green and streak towards the ground. I was at the Carson/Harbor Gateway border at the time.
Terr: I am in south Ontario. My daughter and I were in the driveway as we saw the fiery yellow and orange falling. We thought maybe it was a firework of some sort. But wasnt. It was very bright and pretty big in size. We lost sight of it behind trees.
Oh, boy! UFOs! I love UFOs!
I saw it,Im in OC right now, it was a good sized shooting star, really not worth all the hype
One notes this was after band practice...
How does a meteor achieve such colors?
And pot brownies?
The question I have is how was it zig-zagging as was shown doing in the Channel 9 video.
Were there two meteors?
I did not see zig zagging, it there a link to the video???
Better report this ASAP!
I just saw the one?
Are you sure it wasn’t just camera motion?
Brother saw it in San Diego, friend saw it in Sierra Madre, another friend saw it in Arizona. All three called it a meteor and didn’t mention anything about zigzags.
“One notes this was after band practice...”
Dang, lots more fun during band practice.
I reported myself for posting a satirical rant on DU entitled “All Your Votes are Belong to Us”. It got me banned. Again.
I really didn’t think it was too bad. Must’ve been the parts about “set you up the b*mb” and “make your time”. Ya’ think?
Northern Lights?? They are being seen in Iceland right now!