|Occurred : 5/20/2007 21:10 (Entered as : 05/20/07 21:10)
Reported: 5/21/2007 10:10:47 AM 10:10
Location: San Rafael, CA
|Bright white, headlight beam of light, close to SF Bay in San Rafael, north of SR/Richmond Bridge
At about 9:10 PM I was watching TV on my recliner and saw a large beam of white light, like the beam of car headlight, on the uninhabited ridge about ½ mile from the ridge where I live, close to SF Bay. I faced East, toward SF Bay, just north of the San Rafael/Richmond bridge.
I scrambled off the recliner to the patio door and saw the circular beam of light slowly, steadily climb (like an airplane) in the sky; it was not on the ground. There is a small airfield near here and I just thought it was an airplane with a really, really big beam. There was no way it could be reflected light of any kind. I watched it rise for about 2 minutes; it was really slow.
Then, of a sudden, it converted from a large circular beam of light and became what looked like the lights of a regular aircraft. It moved slowly, then disappeared for a second or two and reappeared lower and three feet away for 2 seconds, then appeared where it had been. It did this three times, then broke into another set of plane lights which, slowly, steadily flew to the northeast. The original light slowly gained in altitude and disappeared to the south, toward the SR/Richmond Bridge.
This is the third incident, much less spectacular than the first, I have witnessed, all in the same place. So, I decided to report it (and the other incidents, as well).