Location of Sighting: Valley Center, California
Date of Sighting: August 6, 2017
Time of Sighting: Midnight PDT
Description: It was just before Midnight, when my nephew had me look up in the sky. I figured it was to look at the moon, but it wasn’t. Take note there are no structures or residence from where the item came from. It looked similar to a (bottle rocket) like the kind from the 4th of July. At first glance, it looked like it came from the sky, but after viewing I had to rethink about the seconds leading to what I saw. It looked like it was launched, then shot across the sky. It took a good 20 to 30 seconds to see this happen. Visually, it had little sparks and flame. There was NO sound of any kind. We did see a piece break off (like the shuttle rocket) and the rest flew across the sky. And, it was roughly maybe 300 to 500 feet in the sky. I have seen many meteors and things fall from the sky (I say FALL). THIS WAS NOT A FIREWORK! I launch those all the time and I know what they see, sound and smell like. Whatever my nephew and I saw, was something that we will never forget. Thank you for your time. Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.