|Occurred : 12/15/2001 22:57 (Entered as : 12/15/01 22:57)
Reported: 12/25/2001 9:19:36 PM 21:19
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
|Triangular shaped craft sighted.
Object was observed from my patio while I was looking at a star formation. My initial impression was that of a hang-glider due to triangular shape and lack of sound emination. The object was approximately 300 feet in length and was at a height of 500-1,000 feet heading due south. Best guess of speed was approx. 150-200 kts. I observed 5 reddish-orange lights on the right/starboard side of the craft. I was not able to see the lights after the craft had traveled a quarter-mile from me. I am a retired Navy veteran with extensive air controll experience. It was a very clear and bright night with CAVU conditions. Had I not been looking upward, I would have probably not seen the object. I live in a highly populated rsidential area.