|Occurred : 9/9/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 09-09-07 21:30)
Reported: 9/10/2007 6:16:49 PM 18:16
Location: Antelope, CA
Duration:15 +- mins
|strange object over north sacramento 9:30ish pm sunday sept. 9th 2007
I was headed west on antelope rd west of I-80 freeway at the intersection of don julio blvd and antelope rd. my children and I saw what seemed to be an aircraft coming from the west with a faint blueish light obviously on the forward section of this craft, but the light was just coming from the surface without being a pinpoint like a landing light would make, I am a licsensed aircraft mechanic with my a&p and am used to even the strangest light situation's in the sky and am able to figure out what most phenomina are. This made me stop and pull over at the intersection because as I was sitting waiting for the light, the object made two distinct 90* turn's while still in forward flight, in other word's, it was still maintaing it's forward speed in our direction but jumped to it's right without turning or making an arc, and the back to it's original position in the same manner. I stopped the car after rounding the corner and pulled off in the dirt, my son and daughter both opened their door's and looked up with me, at this point it came to a halt directly above us and hovered I would say between 2 and 3000 ft, the biggest difference the object and a helicopter was that aside from the serious lack of sound from this thing, was that as it hovered, it's movement's were likened to that of a plate with a string superglued to the middle on it's top and being spun by hand kind of gently as to give it a slight wobble, the light from our area of town was slighty lighting up the bottom of the craft so asid from the emmission's of it's own light we probaly could have seen it to some degree with it's light's off if we knew where to look, the shape of the object was as best as I can describe it was semi-rounded on it's forward direction but fasceted to some degree on the rear area, the object started heading by my reckoning to the south-east kind of heading down the valley, not fast at all but it would hold-up in a position for short period's of time while makin small directional change's within the are! a it was stopped in. The manerism's it had for making directional change's was the oddest part for me, if you have ever seen a radio controlled aircraft go through directional change's, it's kind of jerky and eratic, but still make's nearly 90*turn's, I contacted sacramento metropolitan airport but found no one who cared, oh well!!