|Occurred : 3/12/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 03/12/01 22:30)
Reported: 3/13/2001 11:42
Location: Antioch, CA
|Extremely bright green object, with red lights and a strob, randomingly changing its position in the sky.
On the way home from the grocery store I notice an extremely bright and pulsating light above the foothills of Mt. Diablo. I have never seen anything quite like this. At first, I thought that it must be a plane as we have a lot of air traffic in our area. But the object did not move, it just seemed to hoover there in the sky. As I tried to keep my eyes on the road and watch the object at the same time, I noticed that it appeared to have colored lights, in a random blinking type pattern. Then I thought it had to be a star. After I got home I checked to see if the object was visible from my backyard and it was. So, I quickly unloaded my groceries, grab my binoculars and went into the backyard for a better look. Through the binoculars, I could definitely see that the object was trianfular in shape with primarily bright green lights, it had sort a strob light coming off the left hand side and then there was a red light that seemed to travel in a circular path, counter clockwise around center of the object. It remained stationary for about 15 minutes, then it traveled very quickly up and to the right to a new position. It remained there in its new position for another span of time, then quickly darted down and to the left, to another position in the sky. The object did not move along with the other stars in the sky. I went inside and got my husband out of bed, I felt like I needed someone else to say that I what I was looking at was really there. He watch the object with me for about 15 minutes and finally said, "Humm, that's kind of wierd isn't". The object stayed primarily in the same vacinity for more than an hour, making sharp, sudden and random changes in its position. I finally went inside as it was getting late but my curiousity got the better of me and I had to go back out and check to see if the object was still there. Only about 15 minutes had passed by since I came inside the house and when I return to my backyard to look at the object one more time, it had vanished.