|Occurred : 7/20/2007 04:09 (Entered as : 072007 4:09)
Reported: 7/20/2007 5:35:12 AM 05:35
Location: Rural Amador County, CA
|Low flying lights observed; no flashing, no sound.
I was on my way to work on the morning of July 20, 2007. I was driving West on Hwy 16 between Forest Home Rd. and Ione Rd. At this place the hills fall away to the South(my left). Looking South I saw two very bright white lights, looking like a pair of headlights, heading North Northwest. I kept driving, but slowed down a bit to keep observing the lights. The lights banked slightly(West light a little up, East light a little down) and now headed apparently due North. As I got to the top of a little rise, I could see that the lights would come directly across the road right over me. I pulled off onto the shoulder, stopped and rolled down the window. I had my head out the window and watched the lights come over. I brought my head back in, turned the radio off, and looked at the time on my phone(4:09AM). I then got out of my car and by now the lights were slightly North of the road. From this perspective I now saw four white lights and one red light. The white lights appeared to be in a triangulr pattern, in that there was one white light in the front and three in a row along the back (similar to this shape .:. ). The red light was in the middle of the array, between the front white light and the middle back light. These lights were not nearly as bright as the "headlights" seen in the frontal view, and at no time did any of the lights flash or strobe. There was also no sound from the craft at all. There were no other aircraft in sight (usually I see some planes heading toward the Sacramento airport, but not this morning).The lights headed North and were observed until the near hills to the north obscured them. No other vehicles came by in either direction. I then got back on the road and continued on to work.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))