|Occurred : 9/4/2008 21:15 (Entered as : 09/04/08 21:15)
Reported: 9/4/2008 10:12:53 PM 22:12
Location: Modesto, CA
|Low level Triangular shaped aircraft with many red and white flashing lights
I just went for a bike ride this evening, and at about 9:15 pm I heard the hum of what sounded like maybe an aircraft overhead.
I looked up, and at about 1000 feet saw what appeared to be a triangular shaped aircraft with red and white blinking lights down both sides (where the wings would be), and across the back (where the tail wing would be). There was also a high beam light on the front, and I could see it's beam across the sky for some distance.
My first thought was that it was a plane landing at the local airport, but I have seen a lot of such planes over the past 40 plus years, and this craft looked very different.
My next thought was that it looked more like a stealth bomber. I watched it as I was riding my bike, and since it was going in the opposite direction as me I made a quick little U-turn (maybe 2-3 seconds). When I looked back up it was gone. The sky was very clear, and I could see the stars in the sky, but the craft was gone that fast.
I called the local PD to see if anyone had reported see anything like I saw, they said no. I tried to call the control tower at our local airport, but they close at 9:00 pm, so no aircraft would have been landing there at the time anyway.
This was not the sighting of some fuzzy object, or distant light. This was an aircraft that I could clearly see the outline of by the many blinking lights along its sides (6-8), and back (3-4), and hear the hum of it’s engines.