NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/24/2011 21:50 (Entered as : 11-24-11 21:50)
Reported: 11/25/2011 9:56:26 AM 09:56
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Visalia, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15-20 minutes
4 lights moving in a precise pattern as though on the perimeter of a sphere, following us for 15 mi.to our home

This happened last night (Thanksgiving) between 9:45 and 10:00 pm. We were traveling in our car south on Highway 99 from Fresno toward Visalia. There was a cloud cover and I looked out my right side window ( West) and noticed some dancing white lights. At first I thought it was a spot light being shown up into the sky, perhaps to attract people to a Black Friday shopping location. However, there weren't any stores near where this was occurring. I kept watching them while my husband was driving. The lights were moving in a very distinct and exact pattern. There were four of them. They were in a circle and they would rotate perfectly to the left about 90 degrees and then they all converged and meet as one in the middle of this circle. Then they would move back out to the perimeter of the circle, rotate to the left, then once again converge to the middle and start over again. I say circle because although I could not see anything but the lights, the pattern they moved in was a circle. Each of the 4 lights was the same size and they were softened by the cloud cover between the actual light and us. This changing of the pattern was constant and occurred several times each minute. It was as though they were on the outer edges of a round object, would rotate 1/4 way around the object, all come back to the middle of the object, then return to the outer edges. I remarked to my husband that it looked like the lights were doing a square dance. The precision that they moved in was completely consistent every time.

Then, as we traveled down the highway the lights stayed right with us along the highway, traveling just west of us but staying with us, I mentioned this to my husband, and he saw them as well. We had traveled at least ten miles since I first noticed them, but they stayed right with us. This really had our attention. We took the off ramp to exit the highway and stopped at the top of the ramp as there was no traffic behind us.

We watched the lights travel and stop right in front of us, (up in the sky of course) and hover there and the lights never wavered from their moving pattern, It kind of freaked me out that they stopped and hovered there as we stopped at the top of the ramp. We turned left and traveled three or four miles north to the road where we live, which is a state highway.

The lights stayed above us and to the right of us, but definitely with us. We got to our road, and I was really feeling some anxiety. We turned left and traveled about 3/4 of a mile to our ranch and I couldn't see them behind us. I was relieved! We had to hang a u turn to get into our driveway, and there were those 4 lights, hovering just off our driveway, right next to our house. We rolled down the windows to try to hear anything, but there was complete silence. I thought several crazy thoughts because it was very weird. I felt like whatever it was knew I had noticed it and decided to follow us. I was freaked out and got into the house as quickly as possible. My husband had to go check on the livestock and said it was still out there when he came in.

I called the sheriff's office this morning and no reports of any lights came in from anyone, but they gave me the information to contact you, so this is what we saw.

My husband is a rancher and farmer, has been in business over 50 years I am a retired business owner, serve on several boards and am very active in the community.


((NUFORC Note: Advertising light. PD))