|Occurred : 11/2/2010 19:30 (Entered as : 11/2/2010 19:30)
Reported: 11/2/2010 10:22:36 PM 22:22
Location: Berkeley, CA
|Triangular Configuration of Red Lights over Berkeley, CA
November 2, 2010 At approximately 7:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time, I was driving from Kensington, CA into Berkeley, CA on The Arlington Ave. The sky was dark and perfectly clear not obscured by fog as this area so often is. Headed southeast, I saw a triangular configuration of red lights on the horizon. The triangle formed by the lights was equilateral, and its apex pointed east. The red lights did not flash, and although it was difficult to discern from my altitude, were hovering stationary above the west side of Berkeley.
The lights were about twice the size of Venus, a prominent star this time of year, which was located to the east of the lights. Nearby commercial planes moved above and below the configuration, and were roughly the same size as the red lights, but were white, as planes usually appear. Using my fingers to measure, I estimated the sides of the triangle to be about 1 to 1 ½ inches in length between each red light. The triangular configuration remained stationary for about three minutes, and then started moving east towards the Berkeley Hills. I cannot estimate their speed, but I was driving on Euclid St. at 25 – 30 mph through a residential area, and the configuration was moving in and out of my purview rather quickly.
As I continued further south, the red triangular configuration moved directly east across the horizon, losing altitude and then dropping behind the trees of the Berkeley Hills, near campus. I stopped at Euclid and Hearst St. in an attempt to see where they had gone, but they were no longer visible.
It is (perhaps) worth mentioning my cell phone spontaneously turned off and then turned on a few minutes before the sighting.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))