|Occurred : 8/5/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 08/05/2015 22:00)
Reported: 8/6/2015 7:58:10 PM 19:58
Location: Fresno (north of; on I-5), CA
|Low flying object nearly misses car on I-5 near Fresno
On Aug. 5, 2015, my partner and I were traveling from LA to San Francisco. My partner was driving, and I was in the passanger seat. When we were on 1-5, heading north, about 60 miles south of the exit for highway 152, we saw a strange aircraft to our left.
In this area, there were orchards to each side of I-5 with nothing else in sight, and it was pitch black except for the lights of other cars, and the lights of this aircraft. When we first spotted it, it was north west of us, flying south. It seemed quite far away. We watched it for a few minutes, and it looked like two bright white lights. When it was just about parallel with our car, it turned towards I-5, and started flying directly toward our car.
Once turned, we saw three lights that got bigger as they got closer. It took about a minute or two to reach I-5. At that point it was close enough to see that it was very low, flying just feet above the trees in the orchard. It flew across the freeway, just feet above, and in front of, our car.
Once it got to the other side of I-5, it flew about 20 yards into the orchard to our right, and turned again. It flew north along side our car for about 30 seconds before it turned again, flying back over I-5, this time just above and behind our car. At this time we lost sight of it.