|Occurred : 5/8/2008 10:15 (Entered as : 5/8/08 10:15)
Reported: 5/11/2008 7:44:00 PM 19:44
Location: Irvine, CA
|Circluar shaped object outlined with blue lights flying over Irvine, CA
I know John Wayne Airport is really close by but it has a curfew, and it's not that close enough to make the planes look that big when they take off. This thing was a perfect disc shape. It was a saucer, it had very bright blue lights that outlined the sides, it varied in speed from practically hovering to way too fast for any helicopter to ever catch up, and it even flew on it's side and while changing it's angles. And it was either really big, or really really close. And it just stayed flying around in the same general area for a long time, five or ten minutes. I know helicopters don't do that and if they did, they would have a searchlight looking for something. This thing looked like it was just having fun flying around as if it was joyriding. And if it were a helicopter it would make that continuous droning helicopter sound. I think this thing was actually really close because I did hear it make some noise every now and then, depending on if it was flying towards me or away or if it was flying flat or on its side. And it definitely did not sound like a helicopter. It made this sort of high pitched buzzing sound. Sort of like those toy planes, but a little different.
When I first saw it, I was actually walking back to my dorm hall on the UC Irvine campus. Judging by the area where it stayed flying for the ten minutes or so that I saw it, I know I couldn’t have been the only one to have seen it. It was only around 10 o’clock at night and I would guess that it was flying somewhere in the direction of the 405 Freeway or the Irvine Spectrum Mall; somewhere anyone could get a good, unobstructed view of it. But I went up to my room, and the window of my room faces the same area where it had been flying when I had initially seen it outside, and it was still flying around for another few minutes. And when it went away, it didn't fly off into space, it looked like it was flying downwards to earth and it disappeared from my view behind the other dorm halls and trees.