|Occurred : 9/5/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 09/05/2003 22:00)
Reported: 3/23/2004 8:34:08 PM 20:34
Location: Calaveras Big Trees, CA
|A ball of light followed us out of a pitch black forest and hovered in the bed of our truck for 10 seconds
WE started to drive out of our campsite in complete darkness when we noticed that the tops of 3 or 4 100ft tall trees where being illuminated by a bright light with no full moon or any artificial lights around anywhere.There are thousands of these huge trees arond the forest but only the tops of these 4 were lit up .We stopped for a few minutes,turned off our lights and wondered how this was possible with nothing above the trees. The light stayed. We drove away down a dirt road out to the main highway. About 2 miles down the road we saw in the rearview mirror a circular ball of light. I figured it was a car but when we turned around the ball of light was hovering in the bed of our truck. We stopped immediately.The ball of light was about a soccerball size and it hovered in a short circular motion about 2 ft.above the bed of the truck for about ten seconds. Then it stopped it's short circular motion, froze for about 2 seconds and then darted away. This location is far from any artificial light source such as street lights and there were no cars behind or in front of us.I am fully convinced that the light that was lighting up the tops of the trees was of the same light source that followed us down the dark highway because when we returned to the campsite out of curiosity there was no light anywhere,including the light that was lighting the tops of the 100 ft. tall trees.