|Occurred : 3/20/2013 00:00 (Entered as : 03/20/13 13)
Reported: 3/22/2013 6:22:32 PM 18:22
Location: Petaluma, CA
|comet like sighting over 101 petaluma area
On 3-20-13 at 1316hrs while driving south-bound on HWY 101 coming down the Cotati grade I noticed what appeared to be a white comet with two tails (about 80 meters long) high in the sky. The object appeared to be about 4 to seven miles away and about 15,000 feet up. It appeared to be traveling slowly heading south, as the tail was behind the object. After a minute or two the object stated to lose altitude and seemed to face my general direction. The tail was no longer visible during this time and only the white round cloud color could be seen. As I exited the first Petaluma off-ramp the object appeared low about 500 to 700 feet and at a distance of about 1 mile. The white color I had seen was gone, and for a brief moment I saw a round solid object and then I lost it behind the trees. I kept looking in the area but could not see it again. the tail on the object would disappear after about 80 yards.