|Occurred : 2/28/2000 14:00 (Entered as : 02/28/00 1400)
Reported: 3/6/2000 00:28
Location: Olancha, CA
|from my vehicle, I spotted dozens of small silverey spheres high above the mountains in a group that looked like birds, or how bats fly in groups and turn in and out as a group. They would disappear and appear, as the flock would turn, like one side was silverey and the other dark.
while driving on Highway 395, northbound, around the town of olancha, ca. south of Bishop, Ca. in the eastern sierra mts., I spotted from the passenger side of the vehicle what i thought was a flock of birds above the mountains to the east of the Highway. They were turning back and forth in the same location in the sky not going any direction. They would appear and dissappear as they turned and my reasoning was one side of the birds must be silver and the other side dark. They would dissappear in a wave motion and as I looked harder for them I couldn't see any sign of a one. Then they would appear in a wave motion and be in a flock pattern. I was thinking that I was seeing some native birds that live in the mountains, since i live in the L.A. area and wouldn't see this type of bird there. But as they appeared again, I'll be darned if the flock started to make a big circle, with other birds staying in the flock. Then the circle broke up and they started making horizontal lines , 2 or 3 at a time and at different levels in the flock and still staying in the same area above the mountains. The driver also saw this and stated that '' that's pretty strange''. As we drove into the beginning of the town of Olancha, I spotted a couple standing in a lot off the hwy. looking at the same flock and pointing towards them, so I felt better that someone else had noticed the same thing. The flock continued this movements untill we drove northbound and couldn't see from the cab of the venicle the flock anymore.