|Occurred : 6/23/2012 23:16 (Entered as : 062312 23:16)
Reported: 6/24/2012 12:59:11 AM 00:59
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
|Yellow Orange lights over West Sonoma County CA
On Saturday, June 23, 2012 at roughly 11:16 P.M. My wife and I were walking our dogs in a field a couple miles West of Santa Rosa. My wife had stopped to watch the sky and called for me to look at something. She asked if an object moving across the sky was a jet or not. She had been watching it for quite a while before mentioning it to me.
What I saw was a light much too large to be a high flying aircraft. Rather than being a small pinpoint, it was maybe the equivalent of 1/8"-1/4" at arms length.
It was South and slightly West of us heading roughly East. I would estimate it was about 25-30 degrees from the horizon. I assumed it to be an aircraft at first because there is an air traffic lane that comes in off the ocean about due west.
The object was a strange color somewhat like a high pressure sodium light. The intensity sort of "undulated", but we could see no strobes. There was no sound. The other odd thing was the flight path. It didn't seem to travel in a smooth straight trajectory. It sort of bobbled around on it's path. Also, it climbed steadily and got smaller and smaller until we could no longer see it. It disappeared about 45-50 degrees from the horizon and about Southeast of us.
Approximately two minutes later, my wife spoke out about another one. This one was farther West, when I saw it than the previous object, and much lower. Lower to the point I thought it might have just taken off from a nearby airport, but there are no airports West of Santa Rosa. We observed this light follow a similar path to the Southwest climbing rapidly in an undulating trajectory until it disappeared in the same spot as the first one.