|Occurred : 9/22/2011 19:20 (Entered as : 09/22/11 19:20)
Reported: 9/23/2011 2:51:28 PM 14:51
Location: Laguna, Irvine, Costa Mesa, CA
|09/22/2011, Orange County, California, Triangle, 15 minutes. Blinking light headed toward large triangle viewed from Central Orange Co
It was about 7:15 P.M., and ((name deleted)), my husband, and I had just left the assisted living facility Alan’s dad lives. We headed west on El Toro Road, toward Laguna Canyon Road, and we noticed what appeared to be virga below the clouds, rain that was evaporating before it hit the ground.
We turned right, heading north on Laguna Canyon Road, and I couldn’t see the clouds in the western sky that well. Once we got on the 405 freeway, heading north-west, the clouds were again in view before us.
I noticed a blinking light in the sky, headed south, half-way up from the horizon. But something just wasn’t right. It was just one light blinking, not two, as seen on other aircraft. Also, the light was strangely bigger. I happened to look towards the north, then I looked back, no more than two seconds later, and I noticed that the light was suddenly gone. That was strange.
I continued scanning the clouds, looking in the direction where the blinking light had been headed, when a large dark triangle amongst the clouds came caught my attention. The lines were just too straight to be clouds, and it was a muted gray in color. The triangle had no lights, and it didn’t move. I guess it was trying to blend in with the clouds. Unfortunately, ((husband's name deleted)) didn’t see either the blinking light or the large triangle, as he was paying attention to the traffic.
I watched the triangle until we got off the freeway. By then the sky had turned dark.