|Occurred : 8/11/2000 21:30 (Entered as : 08/11/00 21:30)
Reported: 9/13/2000 22:03
Location: Fresno, CA
|South on Highway 5, rectangular object w/blue lights charged the freeway -- thought it was going to run me off the road.
Driving south on Highway 5 in California, just south of Fresno area. At first I thought I saw a plane coming in to land just ahead of me off the freeway, but it was flying way too close to nearby houses, and there was no airport nearby. Then the object looked like it landed, but shot up in the sky, flipped around, almost in a full circle. I watched it swing out towards the fields I was driving past, then turned and seemed to CHARGE THE FREEWAY. It was a rectangular object -- about as long as a pickup truck. It consisted of nothing but this grey strip. It had about five lights on it -- when I saw it in the distance they were white. When it was coming towards the freeway, they were blue. It was heading east towards my car, I thought this thing was going to run me off the road. It was flying extremely low to the ground. I just kept driving, and I passed it. I was going about 70 mph. I lost sight of it after that -- I kept driving but could see no sign of it in any of my car mirrors. It seemed to disappear. I looked around at the other cars on the freeway to see if anyone had seen it -- no one else stopped. I flipped on the radio to see if anyone reported seeing the same thing. I am unaware of any reportings. There was a heavy meteor shower that night, I saw lots of shooting stars. This happened just as it was getting dark. When I saw it look like it was landing, it was late dusk -- by the time I had driven past it it was dark. This thing maneuvered in ways I've never seen aircraft be able to do -- it was definately not a plane, jet or helicoptor. Time and locations are close approximations. Witness works for an elected federal official. College senior.
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