|Occurred : 11/30/2004 17:45 (Entered as : 11/30/2004 17:45)
Reported: 11/30/2004 7:20:34 PM 19:20
Location: Auberry, CA
|Bright white light seen traveling N to S for 1-2 min., with apparent fighters in area immediately afterwards.
I was outside taking out the trash and as I was going back inside the house, I looked up in the sky and noticed a bright white light about 2-3 times brighter than a star, moving across the sky from North to South. First noticed when it was straight up (90 deg.). Object moved slower than a jet at cruising speed, but faster than a piston- or turboprop-powered aircraft. Color was very white. No sound. Object lost to view due to ground lights interfering with view as it moved to the south. Immediately afterwards two jet aircraft were seen (and heard) moving in formation from NW to SE. From speed and formation, they appeared to be fighters. (Note: nearest base for fighters is Fresno ANGB,the 144th Fighter Wing with F-16s) I am a future USN officer, and am familiar with aircraft day and night, as I live in the traffic pattern for Fresno-Yosemite IAP.