|Occurred : 2/25/2008 11:50 (Entered as : 02/25/08 11:50)
Reported: 7/1/2008 12:08:18 PM 12:08
Location: Benicia, CA
|Midday sighting of UFO with apparent intercept attempt
Craft was a double triangle connected by rectangular structure. Color was silver-white. I was looking through binoculars at soaring hawks when the object came into my field of view. Visible as a white dot without binoculars. Appeared in the SSW at an elevation of 30-40 degrees with no contrail or sound. Seemed to roll on its side and dive vertically at a high rate of speed. As it did so, smaller objects approached the area vacated by the object. These smaller objects crossed paths in a head-on path at an extremely high rate of speed. The objects had a thin spiraling contrails that disappeared rapidly. There were approximately eight of these objects(four facing four).
My binoculars are E. Leitz 7x50.
I am a retired Air Force Bombardier/Navigator with over 5000 hours flying time in B-52 and FB-111 aircraft. I have never seen anything like this in all of my flying career. I now work from my home. I had stepped out on my deck to watch Re-tailed hawks when the incedent occured.