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Occurred : 12/23/2011 22:58 (Entered as : 12-23-2011 22:58)
Reported: 12/19/2011 2:22:16 AM 02:22
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:9 minutes
Red lights shining on a black or invisible flying/stationary object.

At 2258 hours I was driving heading South West on Hwy 49 coming down the mountain from Gold Flat/Ridge Road, I saw a flying object threw my front windshield with three constant red lights hovering in the sky close to the ground above tree tops. It would stop then move toward me in a slow fluid motion then stop move toward me then stop again.

Taking the Hwy off ramp at Brunswick Road I waited at the stop light, and when it turned green turned left heading over the bridge East. It seemed to me the stationary craft was very close to my destination so I decided to check it out. I turned right on to Plaza Drive drove past the Flyers gas station. At this moment I saw the craft start to move so I stopped in the road behind Perko's diner, shut off the engine, turned off the head lights, and got out of the vehicle, and stood behind the door. The craft now had three lights but as it turned it revealed a forth.

It made a complete 340 degree turn like a glider would (no sound) in a 20 foot diameter. My approximation of distance is 300 yards, 170 feet from ground, over a wilderness area, (using the local cedar trees as a guide), and only blackness between the red lights. The lights made a X like any respective airplane would, and one was clearly definable as the front since motion forward stayed with that light. From my estimation the lights were 20 feet apart, and they did not illuminate what they were attached to. It was only 20 feet above the cedar tree tops, and completed its turn ending heading in a North East direction. It looked to me that is was traveling at 2 Mph top, in a slightly lowering altitude.

Losing sight of it behind trees I did not see it a gene. I did try to relocate it by estimating the drop speed, speed, and direction, but was unsuccessful. Note- there is a local air port in the direction it was heading.

I have gone threw a mired of emotions and thoughts about this. I have questioned myself over and over, on what exactly I had seen. The main point I keep reminding myself is that most of the time I watched this craft it was fixed motionless in the sky, and to the best of my knowledge we do not have that ability on our air craft. Second was the silence, it made no noise at all, and the traffic noise that might have masked that was almost nonexistent. I will have to recall this account, and the main thing I will recall is that I can only classify what I saw as a unidentified flying object.