|Occurred : 1/30/2005 23:12 (Entered as : 01/30/2005 23:12)
Reported: 1/30/2005 11:57:43 PM 23:57
Location: Modesto, CA
Duration:5 -10 secs
|5 white lights arranged in chevron pattern, silent
After I (along with two others) witnessed a strange, silent "Y" or chevron-shaped aircraft two nights ago, I decided to stand out again on my back porch at around the same time of night, curious to see if it would appear again. At around 11:12 pm, I was facing westward, when I noticed 5 relatively dim white lights, arranged in a chevron pattern, over my left shoulder. It was travelling from a southeast to northwest direction. This time, I was not able to discern the outline of an associated fuselage. There were no starboard, port, or flashing "running" lights, as would be expected of a normal airplane. I estimate the altitude at around 1000 feet or less, and the speed was about what you would expect from a private jet. I would say the size was that of a B-2 bomber. However, it was completely silent. It had a straight flight path, and a constant speed.
Having lived in the area for some time, I know the normal flight patterns and altitude of commercial aircraft on approach to the Bay area, and small private aircraft from nearby smaller airports. This definitely did not fit the appearance of either.
Now that I've witnessed this a second time, I believe it must be some type of advanced military aircraft. I'm going to try to get a picture of it tomorrow night, if on the off chance it appears again.