|Occurred : 2/18/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 02/18/01 19:00)
Reported: 2/18/2001 21:58
Location: Redlands, CA
|Large glowing oval object hovering in field over Redlands(San Timoteo Cyn.) ranch
We live on a 10-acre ranch in San Timoteo Canyon. Our ranch is situated between low hills to the north and the south in a rather remote area; three families live on the property in separate residences. At about 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, our neighbor's 14-year-old daughter started knocking on our door yelling that there was a flying saucer in the canyon. We didn't believe her, but we rushed outside to see what was up anyway. When we got outside we saw an enormous glowing oval-shaped object hovering in the sky to the south. The object was about a quarter of a mile away and about 300 feet off of the ground. It was a bright flourescent pale, pale greenish silver. I perceived a domed top, and a row of different colored lights running horizontally across it. It had a white light on the bottom of it. It was hanging very low above the field, and then it slowly moved west behind a hill. We ran and got our quad-runner out of the barn and raced up to the top of the hill along the power road to see if we could get another look at it, but there was nothing up there. Our neighbor suggested that it might be a blimp, but it looked nothing like a blimp, it was much too large, and there was no good explanation as to why a blimp would be flying so low through the canyon at night in the dark. We called the Redlands PD to see if anyone else had reported anything unusual, but we told no. We've been trying to get through to March ARB which is near our home, but their line has been busy.