|Occurred : 4/23/2014 23:15 (Entered as : 4/23/14 23:15)
Reported: 4/25/2014 9:51:21 PM 21:51
Location: Lincoln, CA
|Low altitude neighborhood flyover of red turning to blue then back to red sphere. Rapid departure.
A deep red sphere was seen hovering over the Hoit District neighborhood approximately 200 ft above the ground. My friend and I were on bicycles returning home 1/4 - 1/2 mile west of object. While watching the object slowly move southward, approx. 3/10 mile as a deep ruby red color, it tuned into a deep blue color, still spherical or circular shape. It was larger than a car and smaller than a house. It was blue for approx. 10 seconds then turned completely deep red again. It seemed to climb slowly to perhaps 300 - 350 ft., hover about 5 - 6 seconds then darted horizontally toward the northeast for a very short distance then quickly descended or dipped toward the ground toward Virginia Town Rd. and Fruitvale Rd. and out of sight. We waited a while and did not see it again. My friend thought it might be a RC helicopter but I know it was too big to be a model and moved to fast to be a model during the departure from the area. Flying a model requires line of sight and there are too many trees and power lines to fly in that area. The red and blue colored light were bright and soft, a unique wavelength.
We rode through the neighborhood looking for anyone who might be flying a model. No neighbors sighted outside.