|Occurred : 11/3/2005 17:21 (Entered as : 11/3/05 17:21)
Reported: 11/3/2005 7:51:26 PM 19:51
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
|Stationary sphere-with-a-flat-bottom with white lights turns on edge and zooms away.
We were traveling eastbound on I-80 and exited the Freeway at Elkhorn/Greenback lane in Citrus Hts, California. The light was red so my mother and I were just waiting on the exit ramp for the light to change.
I noticed an unusual object hanging in the sky above the trees at my 2 o'clock. I thought it must be attached to the top of a very tall antenna hidden by the trees because it did not move. Viewed from this angle it had the shape of a pan of Jiffy Pop (halfway popped) without a handle.
The "pan" was solid with a row of white lights set into the side. The rounded top appeared to be a framework of wire with a hazy, gauzy covering sort of like the angelhair that people put on Christmas trees. I thought I could see through the framework because the rounded part of the object was the same color as the sky.
I observed the object for about a minute. It did not move and the lights didn't move in that time.
Suddenly, the lights flashed a couple times and the object turned on its edge showing us the "top". Then it looked like a frisbee, on edge, suspended in air for a second or two.
Then it flew away on edge so quickly we were startled. It was still the same color as the sky giving the illusion that we could see through it.
Traffic had started to move when the lights blinked so I could only follow the object from my 2 o'clock to my 5 o'clock.
My mother turned to follow it but it was gone.