[map z=”5″ address=”El Reposo Street and Sunset Street, Joshua Tree, CA” w=”550″ h=”300″ marker=”yes” maptype=”HYBRID”]
Description: On the night of 9/17/2011, around 9:52 PM, I was sitting in the backyard of a friend’s house. (There were 4 of us that witnessed the event.) My male friend and I were sitting on the couch talking and facing north. It was a clear night and no clouds. This allowed for a clear view of Joshua Tree Valley over to the top of the hill on the north side. There was no air traffic in the area. I noticed a light come into view to my left at about a 45 degree angle from the bottom of this valley. The valley is maybe 2 miles across from where we were sitting to the top of the north side hill. I didn’t know what it was at first. Then I jumped to my feet and exclaimed, “Look! Here we go!” The others immediately saw the object as I pointed to it. We were unable to miss it. The object was traveling west to east over the north side of the valley. The object at first had a glowing flame like aura around a white center. By the time the object got to the point of being straight in front of us, it no longer glowed red and appeared as a bright white circular disk. By then we had our camera phones out and 2 of us were taking pictures of it. There was no sound from it through the entire event. When it reached 3/4 across the valley from west to east, it dipped down, then changed directions heading to the northeast and disappeared out over the 29 Palms Marine Base. As a guess, the object was traveling at approximately 30 to 40 miles per hour while it was on it’s west to east trajectory. After 30 minutes to an hour, I noticed normal aircraft in their normal flight patterns to the north and very high up. I was extremely excited to witness such a blatant event. I remained excited the rest of the night and continued to watch the skies in the area until I went to bed without any further sightings.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.