|Occurred : 6/28/1998 23:20 (Entered as : 06/28/98 23:20)
Reported: 6/28/1998 23:55
Location: Sacramento, CA
|With binoculars, I saw a flat object with several steady white lights and two or more flashing red and white lights.
Through our bedroom window, my wife saw a flashing object low in the sky, NNE, at around 11:20 pm. I went outside and saw it, moving slowly. It was flashing red and white, in a sporadic pattern. I got binoculars and saw that it had moved somewhat in the sky. With binoculars, I saw that it was a flat object, with steady white light along the length of it. It seemed close at that time, and then moved away as I watched it. The flashing lights were very irregular, and seemed not to be a commercial aircraft. As I watched it, it moved from low in the sky, then lower behind some trees. My wife, who had come outside by that time, and she noticed a similar object in the west, flashing in the same way. That one as we watched it, also moved down so it was behind some trees. Then we looked back to where the original object had been. Now it was higher in the sky, still flashing and moving generally downward. It seemed much farther away now as the lights were much less distinct. Finally, it disappeared or became obscured behind the trees that were in that direction. I don't know what this was. My feeling is that it was not a normal aircraft, because of the overall movement-- low in the sky, then high, up, down, etc. Also, the flashing didn't seem to be the usual wing lights of an airplane. My hope is that this report may coincide with others who perhaps got a better look. If you have any questions, call us.