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Occurred : 8/15/1994 22:45 (Entered as : 08/15/94 22:45)
Reported: 6/15/2009 10:42:49 PM 22:42
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Bakersfield (near), CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Saw bright light in distance, came towards my car rapidly, hovered and spun slowly parallel to my vehicle for about a minute and left

This incident happened in the summer of 1994. It has always stayed in my mind as I had never seen anything like it. I never knew to whom or if I should report it to anyone as I thought that people might think that I’m crazy. Anyway, I would like to share this story now.

Me, my husband and two young children, ages 4 and 10 at the time were on our way to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. To avoid the evening traffic, we had left our home in San Jose, California at about 7:30 pm in hopes of checking into our hotel at least by midnight. My husband and I had decided that I would drive as I had been home resting during the day and he had worked. We decided that he would sleep during the trip and I would awaken him if I would get tired of driving.

It was about 10:45pm and we were at least sixty miles away from Bakersfield and my husband and younger child were asleep in the back seat. My older child was asleep in the passenger seat. I was listening to music. I could see in the distant the dark gray of the sky with the shadows of the hills beyond. I could also see what I thought were city lights in the distance. All of a sudden a very bright light above the hills caught my attention as it seemed that it was descending in a very vertical manner and quite rapidly. My first thought was, "Oh my God, could that be a plane that is falling?" No sooner had I thought that, when it seemed that it was coming right towards our car and very quickly. I got scared and began to speed up. I looked into my rear view mirror to see if other cars were close by, but it seemed that the car behind me was still a ways back. “The object” seemed to have come right next to us to what seemed about 25 to 30 feet away in the open space next to us. It zoomed by very low, almost parallel to my vehicle. It went past us and I remember looking through my side mirror only to see it coming back at a slower rate. It was hovering and spinning slowly. It then came exactly parallel to my car as I drove at about 70 MPH. It just hovered and spun next to me for what seemed like a minute or two. My youngest son awoke at that moment and I asked him, “JJ, what is that thing?” I wanted to make sure my mind was not playing tricks on me. He replied in his four year old voice, “A spaceship!” Just then it made a final quick and rapid spin and disappeared back into the distance in the direction it had come from. I was speechless and still trying to wrap my head around what I had just experienced. I quickly woke my husband to tell him what had just happened and he said that it was probably a helicopter or some military object test being conducted. I then replied, “A triangular helicopter that spun with white lights around it and made absolutely no noise!” Furthermore, it was not onl! y triang ular, but the triangle did not have straight lines, it seemed to have inwards curves with many lights all along the curves.

I don’t know if it indeed an UFO, but to me it surely was unidentifiable. I had never seen or have ever seen anything like it.