Kelly Castruita from Bakersfield headed out to take her recycling to the trash bin when she witnessed a UFO bobbing in the heavens, “I thought, that’s kinda bright to be a star, I’ve never seen a blue star be that bright.”
Kelly’s husband, Jeff, came out to take a look and see what Kelly was talking about. “Watched it for about 10 minutes, just doing weird stuff, it would turn on and off and it would disappear,” he said.
Some of their neighbors also saw the strange star in the sky, reported ABC23 Bakersfield. They described the extraterrestrial object as the size of a dime, just above the skyline, and then moved northwest. “It pretty much flew, stopped, then started doing some upward motion and downward motion, so I’ve never seen anything like it,” neighbor Randy Gabriel observed.
Lindsey Adams, a reporter for23ABC’s showed the videos to Senior Deputy Victor Keesey with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. “I’m not aware of any calls that we’ve received regarding any blue lights, or strange lights in that area. Very seldom, if ever, have I seen anything like it. However, we are in the age of drones now, obviously we have military drones, but we have civilian drones now and drones for purchase, so that is a possibility,” Keesey explained.
“It looked way too high up in the sky to be a drone,” Kelly insisted. “It wasn’t a regular airplane or a drone, it was much bigger than what a drone would be, especially at that distance,” another neighbor Ricardo Pantoja agreed.
ABC also contacted Edwards Air Force Base, and they have not received any calls about the blue star, but conjectured that it could be a aurora in the sky, or a test from nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base.