|Occurred : 7/8/2012 20:45 (Entered as : 07/08/12 20:45)
Reported: 9/12/2012 4:39:21 PM 16:39
Location: Santa Nella, CA
|07/08/12, 20:45, Santa Nella, Ca. Event duration 1 - 2 min. 4 reddish colored spheres in box formation, 1 witness.
Sighting witnessed while driving home from work during the evening in early July. I pulled off on the shoulder of the interstate and stopped to better witness this unusual event.
Date: 07/08/ 2012 during the evening hours at the onset of dusk; approximately 20:45 hrs local PST. Sunset for Los Banos (a small town nearby) was listed as occurring at 20:26 L that day.
Location: Approximately 7 miles past the town of Santa Nella, traveling north on interstate 5 (I-5). Sighting was witnessed at this locale from the side of the interstate and adjacent to a farm and residential property several hundred feet west of interstate and just north of a large telecom tower, also on the west side as viewed on Google-map using satellite view.
Duration: approximately 1- 2 minutes.
Description of objects: 4 illuminated spheres, pale red in color and flying in a box or square formation as they traversed the interstate from east to west (right to left in my field of vision). They appeared to be at a height above the ground of approximately 300 feet, and may have been about the size of grapefruits or as large as basketballs, as it was difficult to determine exactly. They were silent and did not make any noise or sound whatsoever.
The four orbs or spheres continued crossing the interstate, leisurely headed in the direction of a residential farmhouse. During this portion of their flight they changed position to resemble a cigar-shape, with one red-sphere at each end and one on each side. I tried desperately to ascertain if the lights were attached to a structure in any way, but could not make out anything solid that would appear to connect them. By now they were over the farmhouse and momentarily seemed to disappear behind it. Next I saw that they (or it) just shot straight up into the sky at a very high rate of speed.
The weather was clear with no clouds or obstructions to hamper my line of sight.
There were no other witnesses to my knowledge as the interstate was briefly deserted at this particular moment with no passing traffic; which may seem unusual but is certainly not impossible for brief periods of time at this location.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))