|Occurred : 10/31/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 10/31/05 20:00)
Reported: 11/21/2005 8:32:55 PM 20:32
Location: Fairfield, CA
|Triangular craft hovering over highway
My wife and I were driving westbound on I-80 between Vacaville and Fairfield California Halloween night. My wife was driving, I was sitting in the back seat driver side of the car next to my infant son's car seat.
I noticed 2 flashing white lights approaching us in the sky from the west. We are next to a military base and see plane's lights in the sky all the time.
I'm an aircraft enthusiast and can make out aircraft by their lights at night. At first I thought these were wingtip lights of an approaching plane, but these lights were flashing much faster than an aircraft's lights (almost like strobe lights) and not in the same pattern. I also caught glimpse of a red light between the two white lights, but it was hard to make out with the rapid strobing.
My wife, who is not an enthusiast, even recognized it as something strange and said,"What is that?" The two lights approached the highway and then came to a hover, not directly over it, but near it. It was at an altitude of perhaps 500-750 feet. I was still trying to figure out what it was, and said I thought it might be a helicopter, but I had seen helicopters at night, also, and this was not one.
We were still heading toward the craft and as we passed to the side and under it, another light came into view and it was recognizable as a triangular shape craft with a white light at each point. The red light I had mentioned earlier was not at the center of the points, it was just blackness in the middle, so it must have been on the one side.
As we passed by it, I got a sort of panoramic view of the light formation and could approximate it's size to be that of slightly larger than the rotor radius of a newscopter type helicopter.
I wish we had stopped, but we didn't as the highway was busy, and it went out of view behind us. With the amount of traffic on the road, there should be atleast a few hundred more witnesses to this.