|Occurred : 7/15/2000 10:58:20 AM 17:15 (Entered as : 07/00/00 17:15)
Reported: 10/31/2001 11:23:54 AM 11:23
Location: Orange, CA
|On a perfectly clear day I observed the shadow of an object 125-140 ft wide moving at 150 mph.
I am not reporting what I saw but rather what I didn’t see. Cloudless afternoon, north bound on the 55 fwy between the Katella and Lincoln turnoffs. The fwy in front of me is a very shallow bowl so you can see a lot of the fwy coming up. A large shadow passed (moving north) on my left side, I’d say approx. 150 mph. I instinctively looked up to see what it was. I saw nothing. I looked back at the fwy and watched the shadow move from the left side of the fwy to the right (the distance north, covering approx. 1 mile). Alternately watching the shadow and looking up to see what it was, I never saw anything. At one point, the shadow covered the entire fwy, both sides, plus what I’d estimate to be the width of two extra lanes on either side. The fwy, counting the emergency lanes and diamond lanes is 10 lanes. That would put the shadow somewhere between 125 and 140 feet wide. The reason I’m recording this now is I saw something on TV last week about a new camouflage being used with tanks, how they can transmit a picture of something on one side of an object to the other side, rendering it virtually invisible. When I saw the program, it seemed plausible this is what I’d observed.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))