|Occurred : 7/31/2004 00:30 (Entered as : 07/31/104 00:30)
Reported: 7/31/2004 6:58:11 PM 18:58
Location: Coalinga, CA
|Similar sighting to the I-5 UFO phenomenon on NUFORC - probable crop duster
Referred here by a friend who saw the same event that happened the weekend of July 24 near the Manning Ave. intersection on Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California. The night of July 30th/morning of July 31st, I was driving up by the Harris Ranch, and noticed what seemed to be a plane doing crop dusting just to the east of Harris Ranch, flying the same basic pattern as http://www.nuforc.org/S38270.jpg - the plane flew low to the ground, almost as if performing a touch-and-go maneuver (which I thought initially it was, with the landing strip by the restaurant) - I observed at least 2 1/2 loops while driving by, and saw the green identification light on the wing, along with the forward facing white light. The plane was too far off the freeway to see exactly where it was dusting, though it did seem strange to be working the fields at midnight. Then again, about 2 hours later I saw workers picking fields at 2am in San Benito.