|Occurred : 9/2/2007 20:45 (Entered as : 09/02/07 20:45)
Reported: 10/1/2007 12:47:25 AM 00:47
Location: Modesto (on I-5; 130 miles south of Sacramento), CA
|Triangular shaped, low altitude, white, solid lights were sporadically moving in the night sky in complete silence, lasted 40 sec
On September 2, 2007 at approximately 8:45 pm, about 130 miles south of Sacramento my parents, wife and I were driving north on the Interstate 5 (I5).
Suddenly, on the right hand side, about ¾ mile away from us we spotted low altitude, whitish, solid color dots shaped like a triangular. Each light seemed approximately as big as 10 stars put together. If I took a quarter and stretched my hand toward the lights, I would cover them with the quarter. The lights were hanging in the air for a few seconds, and then with a fraction of a second they jumped over the freeway (approximately one mile) and started rapidly approaching as. As they moved, we saw that they changed colors (I saw one white color changed to red; however, we could not agree the exact colors). Then, they froze in the air for a few seconds and jumped back where they came from. Then the lights started slowly twisting around one light and formed a triangle that looked like a starched V (if you connect the dots, it would look like a long arch). Then the lights flipped over and started rapidly moving away to the fields. The altitude was so low, that they would hide behind the trees a few times. Finally, the lights faded away.
The whole scene lasted for about 40 seconds. The night was clear (we observed lots of stars). There was no sound (except the sounds of highway). It was no hallucination, because we all described the scene in almost the same words (I talked to each family member privately after we came back home). Also, I looked this place up in the map and I found out there was so called Crow Landing Field not far from where it happened. Two weeks later I called the Modesto County Police Department and local newspaper, but there were no reports about such thing.