NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/20/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 06/20/00 23:00)
Reported: 6/24/2000 16:04
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Highway 5?, CA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:10 minutes
A flying object was seen on Hwy 5 in CA flying close to vehicles on the freeway then changing directions instantly. It had bright lamps

We were driving south on Highway 5 and we first thought a plane was in trouble and going to land on the freeway. When it got about one lane away from an 18 wheeler, it went straight up and we could, at that point, tell it was not a normal plane. We heard no engine. The object then "teased" all the cars on the freeway by flying back and forth across the highway. We know others saw it because the trucks were swerving and slowing down. The object would fly real close to a vehicle then suddenly go the other direction. Because of the agility, we were unable to tell which direction was straight for the vehicle, it would turn vertical then fly up, over, or back. Then do the same thing in a horizontal position. There were head lamps on it that were not on all the time that were so bright, we ruled out the possibility of a remote controlled model airplane. It seemed as though the vehicle was flying directly at something then when it reached a certain distance away, it would go another direction, immediately. The other side had 2 colums of flashing colored lights which helped to determine at what angle we were seeing the vehicle. We were somewhere on highway 5 about an hour north of Coalinga, California (that is where we stopped to spend the night-about an hour after we saw the object). The object looked about the size of an RV although there were no street lamps so it was difficult to detect. It looked like two platforms parallel to each other with a few columns connecting the platforms. It was too dark to see in between the columns and the lights were so bright, we were unable to see the full vehicle when they were shining in our direction. I am not a UFO type person and I would just like to know if this was a test project, but why would it be so close to the freeway and other vehicles, puting lives in danger. I was also wondering if anyone else has reported anything.