UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 59015
Log Number US-08172014-0032
Date Submitted 08/17/2014 09:59 UTC
Date of the Event 08/14/2014 08:35 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary red orange flicking light moving parallel to the ground at a slow speed then flicked out, then repeated again.
Tags landing lights video

Sighting Location

City Long Beach
Region California
Country United States
Latitude 33.760172
Longitude -118.134483
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration 00:04:00
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Fireball
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I was walking to my car parked in a residential neighborhood, in a NE direction. I observed an oddly colored red-orange slowly moving across the sky in a slow steady southern direction. At first I thought it was a plane or helicopter, but realized it didn't have the required flashing lights. And it was flicking, like a flame would. I watched it move across the sky for about a minute and it flicked out, disappeared. There wasn't any noise, it didn't change in elevation, just a flickering slightly wave slow moving path. After the first sighting I was continuing the walk to my car, and through some trees lining the sidewalk I could see a second object of the same description doing the same exact thing. I raced to get out from the field of view of the trees, was pulling my phone out to capture a video, and it had already flickered out by the time I had my camera ready. I didn't see anymore after that. It had the light characteristics of an Asian lantern. It looked like fire/flame light being diffused as if it was inside a paper lantern, but it was too red to be a flame. And it had the slow steady movement of a helium balloon... but wasn't rising in altitude. It had a steady elevation with only lateral movement. At the time of the first object sighting I thought to myself "It looks like something scanning the ground", purely based on the way it was moving... slow and steady. Both objects were about 40 degrees above the horizon. I would estimate they are about a mile to a mile and a half away. Initially I thought it was headlights of an airplane in an odd landing path for Long Beach Airport. But too red, no accompanying red/green/white flashing lights that most aircraft have. In my field of view there was also low flying airplanes in the flight path to land at Long Beach Airport, and a helicopter farther away on the horizon.


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