A California witness at Indio reported watching a yellow-white sphere that increased and decreased in size by 50 percent before ascending straight up into the night sky, according to testimony in Case 64711 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was in his backyard with the family dog about 8:53 p.m. on April 15, 2015, when the object was first seen.
“At approximately 82 degrees north I saw movement of a yellow-white object with movement in a southward direction,” the witness stated. “The object was 10 degrees off of true north to the west.”
The witness described the object’s movements.
“The object then stopped and blossomed by 50 percent or greater with color changes to greenish-yellow for about one to two seconds. The object then diminished to its original size in the stationary location about 87/88 degrees north.”
And then the witness watched the object move away.
“The object then ascended straight upward until it could no longer be seen by the naked eye. It almost reminded me of seeing something powering up and then immediately ascending upon the completion of doing so. This observation lasted 5 to 6 seconds, yet was definitely an unusual activity over all.”
The witness has lived in the area for years and frequently sky watches.
“I scan the night sky as I have for many years and am very familiar with the general location of stars and visible planets as I have lived in the Coachella Valley since 1974. This object had immediately captured my attention. I was astonished by the brief yet captivating event. I am a trained and retired Investigator and this observation was out of the ordinary altogether. To say I was excited would be mildly explanatory at the least.”