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Occurred : 6/30/2009 23:35 (Entered as : 06/30/09 23:35)
Reported: 7/1/2009 1:39:30 PM 13:39
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Avnol (near), CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 - 15 seconds

Tuesday June 30th at approximately 11.35pm, traveling south bound on the California interstate 5 near Avenol. My family and I were in our vehicle, I was driving my wife was in the passenger seat and my two teenage children were in the back.

About five minutes earlier we had seen a shooting star that was large and green in color, it stood out because of the brightness and size. I noticed off to my left on the east side of the interstate a similar green light, I watched it for 30 seconds thinking it was a tower light from a cell tower or power line. I did not take my eyes off of it except to check the road and traffic in front of us then return to looking at it. I then noticed it was moving west bound and starting to cross the interstate. My thought at the time was ‘could this be another shooting star?’ it was approximately 20 feet off the ground it appeared to be moving across the interstate at 25 miles per hour. The only thing I saw was a small green light going across the road, no outline of anything else.

At this point I pointed it out to my family who all watched it as well. I was very clearly studying this light and everything around it and saw no outline of anything. As it went over the interstate it went off to the right hand side my family turned to watch it clearly, it appeared to speed up and then all these lights appeared on it . It looked like an almost V shaped two lengths of straight white/ silver lights with two or three square shaped lights below it. It looked almost triangular in shape. It continued to glow and then looked like it was flying lower slightly tilted which allowed us to see the square outline of lights below the two long strip of lights, then we only saw the glow of it which then disappeared completely.

The amazing thing was there was no sound at all, if it had been a jet or aircraft we would have heard the engines as it was so close to us.

It lasted only ten to fifteen seconds from start to finish. The highway was busy so others must have seen this as well. We have never seen anything like this before. I am in my mid 40s my wife in her late 30s and my children 16 & 17 years old.