A Dana Point visitor claims to have seen a flying saucer above the night time sea off the shore of Capistrano Beach.
At sunset on Dec. 30, Redlands resident Don Marshall was staying at his family's time share in Capistrano Beach. He and his wife took a walk along the beach that night. After his wife left, Marshall stayed to watch the sunset when he noticed a light in the sky.
"I was looking across the ocean to the horizon," Marshall said. "The lower part of the sky was layered with haze. A light appeared in the lowest, darkest section – an ill shaped light."
An avid birdwatcher, he grabbed his binoculars and shared them with a man nearby who said he was living out of his car. He said they took turns observing the moving saucer.
"The gold and orange/yellow light was obviously very odd. I was immediately puzzled.
"Then, I realized that my field glasses were hanging around my neck. I quickly focused, and there was the flying saucer clearly visible. It came into perfect focus. And, it appeared to be just sitting there at about a forty-five degree angle," Marshall said.
He observed for several minutes before he attempted to take a picture. The quality of the sunset didn't allow his digital camera to focus.
The saucer moved away toward the southwest and shrunk into the horizon before disappearing.
While no other reports of the flying object were reported, this is the second flying object report off our coastal area in three months. Three golfers said they saw a blue-hued object in the sky while playing at San Clemente's Shorecliffs Golf Course in October.
Marshall said it is likely no one else saw the saucer that night because he only saw it with his binoculars, and it wouldn't have been easy to see without them.
"There something unexplained out there, and that is irrefutable," he said.