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!
Different elements, calcium, for instance, will burn green.
The color of shooting stars, or meteors, is determined by two factors: the chemical composition of the meteoroid and the interaction of the its atoms with the molecules in the atmosphere.
The atoms in the meteoroid emit light because they are heated up by entering the atmosphere, and so they burn and release different wavelengths of light, or different colors, in the same way that putting different compounds into fireworks makes them explode in different colors.
The atoms in the atmosphere are ionized by the hot meteroid, causing them to emit photons of certain specific wavelengths, depending on what elements are present.
It was Obama’s approval numbers plummeting to earth
Chinese rockets testing for a nuclear pulse attack on the west coast of the USA! that’s what my ouija Board says.
“It was Obamas approval numbers plummeting to earth”
Couldn’t be. They’d burn with a pinkish-red glow.
Sure, they travel through space for millions of miles and what do these advanced beings think to include on their spacecraft? Lights.
If you think about it, that’s ridiculous.
(Like Fox TV’s Laurie Dhue), ....Thread worthless without photo.
There includes a choppy excerpt from the video of the object changing directions at about the :45 mark.
I was fortuanate to see the raw video as it was played for the first time on Channel 9 in the preceding hour. It was longer in duration, easier to see teh object, and did not have the distracting “ring”.
Mystery Object falls from the Sky Southern California 9/14/11
Canada Meteor Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton Canada
METEOR / COMET http://tinyurl.com/3mmfb2x happened tonight!
Twiiter Buzzing About UFO / Meteor Over California!!!
Please see post #30
“Green Flashes” Reported in Night Sky Across Western U.S.
9:32 PM PDT, September 14, 2011
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (KTLA) — Reports have flooded the western United States from people seeing what they have described as “green fireworks” in the sky.
The California Highway Patrol says it has received reports of a fast-moving green flashes of light from Riverside, Palm Springs, Indio and the Salton Sea.
People in Phoenix, Yuma and Las Vegas also reported seeing the flashes.
The FAA has confirmed that the unidentified flashes in the sky are not a plane.
The National Weather Service and other agencies are saying unofficially that the sighting is likely a meteorite.
“It’s probably just an isolated meteor that shot from the west to east,” meteorologist Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service told the Los Angeles Times.
Hay buddy, did you jusht shee a real bright light?
That sombitch jusht shtole my pants!
I went looking on youtube and was disappointed (but not surprised) to see videos of other meteors being passed off as the one tonight.
They took more than that Mr. Wiener. They took you entire district!
check the twitter feed link for other videos
Video below gives a rundown of events on twitter
Twiiter Buzzing About UFO / Meteor Over California!!!
well maybe like here they gotta add lites their told or they will get a ticket for not having them
Heads up warning from Nasa on 9/8/11
Strange Lights in Arizona
I would guess either the Meteor or the Cameraman were drunk.
I’ll bite. Who says they’re trying to be stealthy in the first place?
Amish buggies run amok.
Seems like I remember reading about some satellite getting ready to fall out of orbit any time now...
Maybe the fines for running without lights are really high in California.
None of these video links are remotely close to what I saw here in Phoenix, I am 2 miles south and east of the Cardinals stadium. I dont have audio on my computer and would be curious to know what direction these were taken from the LA Area, they are about the same time as what I saw fly by that seemed like it came from directly west of Phoenix flew across the sky south of the valley and disappeared (appearing to split) way South of us, guessing East of Tucson. It was VERY low on the horizon, Barely above the final flight path of sky harbor, when I first saw it, just above the tops of South Mountain from my vantage point, It looked like a HUGE glowing green firework and we all saw the same yellowish propulsion type sparks coming out the back of it. Looked like a bottle rocket that would have had to been about the size of an apollo rocket... all three of us were waiting for the BANG... and laughed saying it must have been a dud... We thought this was just something low and close by here when we saw it, now that I am realizing the scale of this, the above references are mentioned for directional purposes only, because east of Tucson is probably more like gulf of Mexico in reality...
I'm NOT saying they would be trying to be stealthy at all. I'm saying if UFOs came from other planets what would be the use of colored lights? Why would they install them in the first place?
What people are seeing is more likely military testing or natural phenomena, not alien spacecraft.
Undoubtedly weather balloons.