|Occurred : 4/19/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 04/19/2002 22:00)
Reported: 12/4/2012 10:36:59 PM 22:36
Location: Lakeside, CA
|Massive, silent, traiangular craft that flew slowly overhead (NO LIGHTS).
On or about the 19th day of April, 2002 I was patrolling the South parking lot of Barona Casino when I looked to the West, over a nearby hill. At the top of my peripheral vision, I saw movement. When I looked up, I noticed some of the stars in the night sky were winking out of existence, as if blocked by something overhead. My view was initially obscured by a parking lot lamp, so I jogged down the isle a little way, to get a better view.
What I observed was a massive, triangular shaped object floating silently over the mountain, moving slowly towards the Northwest. The object had no visible lights and I could only (initially) discern its shape by the stars that it blocked, which came back into existence as the object passed by. There were a couple of quiet vehicles traveling in the area, but I could clearly discern absolutely no sound coming from the sky. There was a slight breeze (can't remember the direction), but nothing strong or abnormal.
As my eyes adjusted to the light, I began to see a dim reflection of the light from the parking lot, indicating the object was approximately 300 to 500 feet above (just high enough to clear the nearby hill it was floating over). I thought I could see some features of the object, but the reflected light was far too dim to be certain of any detail.
Using the estimated height, the casino and the hill as guides, I estimated the visible surface area to be approximately 36,450 square feet (about 100 yards to a side). Bigger than any aircraft I had ever seen, except in science fiction. Gauging by the disappearance and re-appearance of the stars, I figured it was traveling at approximately 50-75 miles per hour, much too slow to be lift-driven, like tradiitonal aircraft.
As I watched, the object changed direction, moving to the West and flew slowly over the hill and out of sight, revealing all of the stars it had previously blocked.
After the object left my sight, a guest (Caucasian, mid-forties, clean-shaven with light-brown hair) drove up to me in his sedan and exclaimed, "What the hell was that?!" I replied, "I don't know what you mean, sir," because I did not know if he was talking about the same object I saw, and I did not want one of ours guests to think I was a nut-job.
The man then said, "That "thing" in the sky! What the hell was it? !" I replied, "I don't know, sir. I've never seen anything like it." The man then said, "Did you hear it make any sound? I didn't hear anything." I told the man I did not hear any sound either. He then drove away.
I spoke with several co-workers, but none of them saw the object, neither did they hear anything overhead.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))