|Occurred : 1/23/2000 11:05 (Entered as : 01/23/00 11:05)
Reported: 1/24/2000 06:11
Location: Petaluma, CA
Duration:2 to 3 min.
|Object moved from South to North, at the speed of a plane.Appeared metallic. Saucer shaped, but about as tall as wide.About pea-sized, at arm's length.
The single object was first spotted from moving car. It crossed over the road and was watched for 2 to 3 min.from outside car, until it was obscured by buildings as it moved near the horizon. Object moved steadily, at moderate speed from approximately South to North. Object appeared dull silver in color.Its shape was like two cones, joined at the rims, but with the tips truncated, so that it appeared somewhat saucer-shaped, but about as tall as it was wide. Several short, dark rods were seen near the bottom, arranged radially, with respect to the center of the object. At its largest, the object probably appeared about the size of a large pea, held at arm's length.The weather was overcast, the light level rather low.Two witnesses are retired merchants, the other a writer.