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Occurred : 5/15/2006 14:00 (Entered as : 05/15/06 14:00)
Reported: 6/29/2012 11:52:25 PM 23:52
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Esparto, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 seconds
Large circular object appears and disappears in place in broad daylight in a clear blue sky.

I am posting this 6/29/2012.

I am now 72 and this odd incident happened about six years ago. It was about two in the afternoon (in April or May of 2006 as best I can recall).

The weather was warm, with clear blue sky, no clouds at all. I was alone in my car driving south on Intersate 5 somewhere to the north of Esparto California. I was doing about 70 mph. Through my windsheld I suddenly noticed a stationary object dip into view and then right itself, as it righted itself it disappeared in place. This sighting lasted only about 3 seconds. No lights were visible, and there was no sound, however the edges of the object were "fuzzed" and indistinct. As far as I could tell the object was saucer-shaped, as if two dinner plates on top of each other and separated by a wall between them. The front of it tilted down approx 15 degrees from horizontal and then immediately tilted back up again and disappeared as it did so. It was a smooth motion and seemed appropriate to it's size - not a jerky motion. My impression was that it was a very large object, possibly two football fields in diameter and it seemed to be about 500-1000 off the ground! , no more than that. It seemed to be about a mile or two distant from me on the west side of the highway.

I had to chuckle because I had the distinct impression that somebody inside had made an error and had to quickly correct the tilt. It seemed to me a "cloaking device" had developed a problem. A second impression later was that this object was half-in and half-out of this dimension, odd as that may sound, since I have absolutely no experience in either cloaking devices or extra dimensions.

I did not pull over or stop because the object had disappeared completely and all I could see was clear blue sky, although I did keep looking as I passed the area. As I said, the duration of this sighting was no more than 3 seconds.

As I drove further I thought that maybe it had been just a reflection in my windshield of something inside my car, so I tried to re-create a reflection with no luck. The object itself seemed to be tan/dark tan colored, I coud see no markings, windows or any detail at that distance. My car is tan and has a tan interior, so that should be taken into consideration when considering a reflection of some sort.

My own out-loud reaction when I noticed the "object" was "What the hell is that!". As soon as I finished those words it was gone or disappeared.

There was no noise or lights associated with the object.

There are large electrical transmission towers in that general area.

I am uncertain that what I saw was anything more than a random reflection in my windshield, but I have this sneaking suspicion it was exactly what it seemed to be.

I've never seen a "UFO" before or since, and I'm not really a fan of UFO stuff. But it wouldn't surprise me if such a thing existed. But I'm not holding my breath.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))