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Sighting Reports 2008

Fast Moving Bright Red Light Seen Moving Rapidly in Night Sky

Date of Sighting: May 13, 2008
Time of Sighting: 10:16 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: May 13, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Unknown
Location of Sighting: Gasquet, California (Near Oregon Border on Coast)
Latitude: 41.84 Degrees North
Longitude: 123.99 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: (At Crescent City). Visibility Was Only 1.5 Miles in Fog With a Low Cloud Ceiling of 100 Feet. It is Not Known if the Same Conditions Were Occurring in Gasquet at the Time.

Description: I saw a large bright red object. I thought it to be a satellite or plane at first sight. Then I realized that it was traveling very fast. I first noticed it traveling (horizontally) from the northwest, making a slight turn heading easterly. It was spotted in the Gasquet, California area just 17 miles east of Crescent City, California. The moon was bright, but the object was definitely red. As it moved out into the open away from any view obstruction, it seemed to be of a round shape, not the shape of a plane. It was not traveling in the normal orbital path that is common above our home.

Comments: The trajectory of the object (light) is unlike a satellite if the object executed a turn as stated by the witness. Like many "lights in the sky" sightings an explanation may be possible if more data were available. If the weather conditions at Gasquet were the same as Crescent City the light must have been very bright to be seen.

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