Possible UFO sighting in California, residents say
Is it a spaceship or just a random beam of light? Are we alone in this universe?
"It pretty much flew, stopped and then started doing some upward motion and downward motion. I've never seen anything like that," witness Randy Gabriel told our partners at KERO.
"In your 23 years living here, have you ever seen anything like ... "
"Nothing. No. No. Nothing," witness Ricardo Pantoja told KERO reporter Lindsey Adams.
Residents in southwest Bakersfield, California, are baffled by a bright light in the sky they first started seeing in February.
A deputy for the Kern County Sheriff's Office said there were no records of calls about the mysterious light and suggested it could be from a drone, though local residents believe that's simply not the case because it's too big and too high in the sky.
Bakersfield is no stranger to this type of activity. A similar mysterious object was captured on video in 2012, though the shape and color of lights appeared different.
In fact, California appears to be the home of the majority of reported UFO sightings in the U.S.
According to the National UFO Reporting Center, which first started tracking the sightings in 1974, there have been more than 11,000 in California - more than any other state.
Though there doesn't appear to be any record from the area of the most recent sighting when the residents say they saw the mysterious lights.
TravelPulse named California one of the best states to see a UFO, describing the Los Angeles, Fresno and Bakersfield areas as "hotbed[s] for UFO action."