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April 10 SoCal Sky Lights: Claimed UFO/Meteor Sightings with Videos

Here’s a UFO sighting from 4/10/2017 supposedly around 9:20 pm in Western Arizona. The author says it was not a meteor.  The first part of the video by Mauricio Morales appears to be just a few stills edited together. The second part apprears to be some helicopters or other aircraft. At first the stills look really exciting, but the shapes are likely just the result of long exposures. Could be something interesting, especially given the meteor that night.


Published on Apr 11, 2017

As I was driving back to Phoenix this evening, I was a few miles past Parker when I saw a shooting star with a green hue in the corner of my eye. I kept driving for a few miles and noticed a small orange light far in the distance to my right. At first I thought that maybe a meteor had hit nearby and set a fire in the desert or possibly a distant antenna light.

I didn’t quite think much of it and continued to drive for another three miles. I noticed that the light was gone. I drove another half of a mile and I saw the light appear again. This is when I realized that whatever this was, wasn’t normal.

I was about a quarter of a mile from the crossing between Highway 72 and Highway 95 between Parker and Quartzsite, Arizona.

I immediately pulled over and attached my camera to my tripod. To my SW direction, there were six orange-red lights floating around in the horizon. Some of them would dim out and then brighten back up, others just seemed to float and hover away slowly. They seemed to travel in a parallel pattern with a very bright fiery glisten. I took photos and videos and in less than 15 minutes, the mysterious objects vanished without a trace.

All of the photographs are timestamped and are not edited whatsoever. The video is slightly cropped for better viewing.

Whatever this was, I have never seen anything like this in my life before. Super cool experience.


*UPDATE* 4/11/17 11:22pm

I have noticed that my cameras clock is set 8 minutes ahead. Which means that the time stamps are all 8 minutes ahead. I also saw a video of the same exact thing but from the opposite end in El Centro, CA. That means that whatever this was, it was visible for at least 100 miles.
ABC15 is reporting that the photos were part of the meteor. They were not. The meteor struck about 10 minutes before I pulled over on HWY 95 and got footage of these lights. The difference in lighting you see in the photos is because I was using different settings to get a more visible photo of what they were.”


Observation: You can’t really say your videos are “not edited in any way” and also have your name and copyright symbol digitally embeded in them. That’s editing.

The video stills say 9:20:49, 9:21:22, 9:21:49, 9:22:22, 9:24:31 and at 9:25:01 the lights are gone. If that is the timestamp by the camera, the sighting was at least 4 minutes long, much longer than a 4 second meteor sighting, especially if you consider the claim that this sighting started before setting up the video camera.

It does look interesting.

There was a light show between 9 pm and 10 pm on Monday night, April 10th, but the times don’t jibe with Morales claim that his camera’s clock was only 8 minutes off or that he saw the meteor before seeing these lights. Here’s a video where a meteor appears in Faye Heddings’ live video chat.

David Martin captured it on video from another angle. It seems to break into three parts.

Here’s another dashcam video view from a different angle. This one is awesome because it gives the exact time 9:58:12 PM to 9:58:14 PM on April 10th and even gives latitude and longitude. That’s pretty close to the 9:55 PM report by Inland Persuits.


Those coordinates put the dash cam right here:

That’s on highway 62 headed southwest toward San Diego.


Experts said a ball of light that illuminated the night sky over Southern California was likely an exploding bolide, a particularly bright variety of meteor.

The ball of light was seen in the sky about 9 p.m. Monday and appeared to explode in a bright flash that temporarily illuminated the sky.

Faye Heddings was video chatting with a friend who was outside east of San Diego when the flash erupted in the sky behind her.

Footage Heddings posted to Twitter shows the woman quickly turn around and gasp at the light before asking her chat companions, “Did you guys see that?”

B.J. Serviss dashcam footage, recorded in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, shows the object streak downward before casting its glow.

David Eli Martin tweeted video showing another angle of the fireball as it streaked over San Diego.

Dr. Ed Krupp, of Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, hypothesized the object was an exploding bolide, a bright meteor that emits a flash of light when it breaks apart in the atmosphere.


Here’s a still from the video showing the break up.

They cite Inland Pursuits:

Interesting that the Inland Pursuits account is now suspended just a few days after this event.

I was surprised that just by using different people’s live videos of the event, I could probably triangulate to figure out where it, whatever it was, went down.

Here’s my guess which would explain both of these events. A secret spy satellite is shot down. That is the supposed meteor everyone sees. The military, already aware of the trajectory, swoops in and uses flares looking for any debris. That explains Morales’ strange sighting and video.

Do you know something about either of these events? Leave a comment.

Stay tuned.


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