Location of Sighting: Palm Springs, California
Date of Sighting: October 21, 2017
Time of Sighting: 7:52 PM PDT
Description: At roughly 7:52 PM on October 21st, 2017 I was laying on my back, stargazing from my backyard, facing west. I saw out of the corner of my eye a quick flash. It had the intensity of a meteor burning up, but when I quickly focused in on where it was, I couldn’t see the typical meteor-trail. Maybe it was a supernova? But then another flash occurred a short distance away. It was bright with the intensity of plasma or phosphorous. This time as it’s flash died down I could see the faint glow or an object moving as if being blown, or floating in the wind. It can only be described as an orb maybe no bigger than a car or a basketball and moving about at a passenger plane’s cruising altitude. From my vantage point it appeared directly above Redlands or Yucaipa and “pulsed” a brilliant white at random intervals, staying on for 1 to 4 seconds then going faint for 5 to 20 seconds, appearing much like a wandering satellite. However this was no satellite or plane as they fly over constantly and are easy to spot because of either indicator lights (planes) or a uni-directional flight path (satellite). The object meandered, pulsed, performed figure-8’s while moving from the west to the northeast of the sky, fading out of view over Joshua Tree. My reaction was shock, fear, confusion and euphoria as I found myself waving to it or trying to perceive any kind of communication mentally or physically. My intuition tells me that the object knew of it’s visibility, and that it’s whirling flight path was purposeful. 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 only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.