|Occurred : 7/16/2013 21:40 (Entered as : 07/16/13 21:40)
Reported: 7/16/2013 10:36:30 PM 22:36
Location: San Rafael/Novato, CA
|Noticed in distance red, white and blue lights on stationary rectangular object., which appeared triangular when we drove under it.
My husband and I were driving home from San Francisco, heading north on Hwy. 101 the evening of July 16, 2013. He noticed a still object in the dark sky and asked if I thought it was a helicopter.
Because he was driving I was able to look more closely. It appeared ahead of us and was elevated where a helicopter would fly, but it was completely stationary. It looked like a horizontal bar with red, white and blue blinking lights and was about the size of a small aircraft.
We drove directly under it and I opened our moon roof. This is when I noticed that from underneath; it was somewhat triangular in shape and had bright white lights on each corner.
We passed from underneath it and I continued to watch it, which was now behind us. From this angle it looked horizontal again, like a long rectangular bar.
I didn’t notice blue lights this time, but did see white and red blinking ones.
The object did not ever seem to move, and as we drove away it became less visible.
The entire episode lasted about 3 minutes. We were on Hwy 101 north of San Francisco between the exits of Terra Linda in San Rafael and Hamilton Field, Novato.
My husband and I decided to call 911 to report this unusual site. The dispatcher immediately connected us to the National UFO center.