|Occurred : 7/11/2015 05:00 (Entered as : 07/11/15 5:00)
Reported: 7/12/2015 3:01:16 AM 03:01
Location: Lancaster, CA
|Round, solid white, high altitude object moving S to NE over Antelope Valley, CA. Non-specific, side-to-side motion. No sound, no blinking lights.
July 11, 2015, 5AM ~ Round, solid, white lighted object moving slowly over Antelope Valley, CA. First seen from the south, moving in a wide back and forth (meandering?) motion, ultimately disappearing in the east/north-east skies of the valley.
I thought it was a plane or helicopter at first, but it made no sound, had no blinking lights, and moved oddly for a craft carrying people. It was too bright, and didn't fly in a motion similar to satellites or the ISS. When directly overhead it appeared extremely high in the sky.
As it moved north-east of my position it headed towards a small, very high cloud formation that had that "wind swept" look to it and I expected it to go under the cloud. Instead, it disappeared into the cloud and emerged a few moments later. I lost view of the object soon after, due to the distance from my position. The entire time it took to travel over the valley took about 15 minutes. The reason I was out at that time in the morning was being awakened by emergency vehicles that had been at my neighbor's house.
I am a retired aerospace technician. I worked over 20 years, with experience on aircraft and spacecraft. I have also lived in the Antelope Valley, off and on approximately 25 years beginning in 1975. This is the first time I've seen something like this in the skies over the Antelope Valley, California.