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Occurred : 8/19/2007 19:45 (Entered as : 08/19/07 19:45)
Reported: 8/19/2007 9:23:29 PM 21:23
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:2 minutes
Bright white kite shaped light morphs into sickle shape as it turns before flattening out over Vacaville Hills on Aug. 19, 7:45pm.

Vacaville, California, Sunday, August 19, 2007, 19:45, my son and I were driving in heavy traffic westbound on I80 between Nut Tree Road and Alamo Drive. We both noticed an object slowly rising over a ridge of foothills between Vacaville and Fairfield, CA. The object was a bright white-yellowish light and its shape changed as it changed direction. As the traffic was heavy it took us about 90 seconds to travel the distance between the two roads.

Initially it had a diamond like polygon shape and I thought it was a cloud. My son said it was moving too quickly to be a cloud, but not quickly enough to be a plane. It was an extremely bright light. As it rose vertically, the leading edge lost its rectangular shape and became rounded. It was trailing a bright jet trail. Then it turned to the south (left) and became sickle-shaped, still trailing a jet trail. As it completed the turn, it flattened and narrowed and became straight in shape, still trailing a jet trail. At that point it picked up speed, and was on a slightly angled upward path. By this time I was at Alamo Drive and we lost view of it.

My son is 12 and fascinated with airplanes. His grandfather was a pilot who flew for the military and World Airways. My son just had his eyes tested at 20/20. I am 51 years old and a volunteer at the Vacaville Police Department. Neither of us has ever reported a UFO before and we don’t know anyone who has ever claimed to see one.