|Occurred : 12/21/2007 19:14 (Entered as : 12/21/07 19:14)
Reported: 12/22/2007 10:08:34 AM 10:08
Location: Honolulu, HI
|On the evening of December 21, 2007, I was driving on Interstate H-1 on the island of Oahu. The incident occurred at approximately 7:13 pm Hawaii Standard Time (UTC-10) and I was on my way home after attending a Christmas party at the Pearl Ultralounge.
The night was black, no stars, with light, intermittent rain falling. As I drove down H-1, there were numerous other cars present when the incident occurred.
I observed in the sky an unusual aircraft flying overhead from the mountains towards the Pacific Ocean with two extremely bright lights (a small white light, and an extremely bright pink light) far too bright to be normal anti-collision lights. My estimation is that the distance of the object from myself was probably less than five miles.
The object appeared to be operating at an altitude of approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and maintained steady altitude as it headed towards the ocean, flying above what appeared to be the Kalihi area. During that time, green fireworks were being fired over the city at that time, but the object I observed was by no means the explosion of a firework or a signal flare because it did not suddenly ascend or slowly descend as one might expect of a parachute-retarded flare; rather, the object moved slowly on a level flight path from the mountains to the ocean.
I could not see any distinguishing features on the object, because its lights were so bright. As I drove down the road, I continued to visually track the object for a period of approximately two minutes, when suddenly the object disappeared completely. I must emphasize strongly that the object did not "fade away" or fly behind a building or mountain causing it to be obscured from view, but rather completely vanished as if one minute it was there, the next minute it was gone.
That evening I was completely alert, not fatigued in any way, and I had not consumed any alcoholic beverages. I am not currently taking any form of medication and I am in good health.
My estimation is at that time of night and level of traffic, many people must have seen the object from H-1. I was extremely disturbed by what I saw and felt compelled to report it.