Lights in Sky of South Orange County Help Promote E.T.-esque Movie Opening Wednesday

There's something out there ... above Irvine.
There's something out there ... above Irvine.
UFOSightingDaily.com

How do you use spooky lights in the sky of South County and a mysterious underwater formation discovered off Malibu the past couple weeks to promote your PG movie whose plot reads eerily similar to E.T.? Let's go to the desert with the promoters of Earth to Echo.

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Two weeks ago, a mysterious underwater formation that some think could be a UFO base was discovered six miles off of the coast of Point Dume in Malibu.

Last week, for the second straight Wednesday in a row, unidentified lights were spotted in the sky above Southern California.

And today ...

Found in the desert sand of Lucerne Valley outside of Barstow, California, the star of Relativity's EARTH TO ECHO mysteriously appeared. Echo's likeness spanned approximately half a million square feet.

Here are a couple looks at what they are talking about:

Looking at Echo image in sand from the sky and ...
Looking at Echo image in sand from the sky and ...
Relativity
... Echo close up.
... Echo close up.
Relativity

Think of Echo as the E.T. of Earth to Echo, which opens in theaters Wednesday. Directed by Dave Green, the pop corner is about four kids who find a small alien stranded on Earth. The friends work together to protect the alien and help him find his way home.

As for those real lights in the sky of southern Orange County ...
 

There had been separate reports from two consecutive weeks of strange lights seen in the night sky by people in Irvine, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Camp Pendleton and parts of north San Diego County and Riverside County. Many saw one bright orb hovering the sky that was later joined by a second orb.

Initially, police agencies, the sheriff's department and the military said they did not know what produced the lights. But after the second set of sightings, the U.S. Marine Corps attributed the spectacle to live fire training high up in the hills, which in the pitch dark gave the illusion of orbs floating in the sky.

A likely story ... for the sequel Echo Meets Firestarter?

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!

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