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Occurred : 10/27/2012 20:24 (Entered as : 10/27/12 20:24)
Reported: 8/7/2015 4:03:32 AM 04:03
Posted: 8/13/2015
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:45 minutes
50 Photos of object with lights hovering over Santa Rosa, CA

On Saturday evening of October 27, 2012, I took 50 photos of a fairly large object hovering above Santa Rosa, CA, from approx 8:30 to 9:15 pm. I shot a total of 55 photos, but the first 5 showed nothing, leaving 50 clear and obvious photos of an object in the night sky. The original 55 photos are still in my camera on the same disk, and I would be willing to share them with a knowledgeable expert or research organization. One would need only to enlarge, as I did, the 50 photos that follow the first 5 blanks to see everything in detail, with no explanation needed. I just recently discovered the NUFORC website and thank the proprietor for making it available.

This object was above a rural area of ranches and vineyard properties, West of Santa Rosa’s developed suburban neighborhoods, where I live. More specifically, it was one-half mile South of River Road, and less than one-quarter mile West of Fulton Road just below the intersection of Fulton and River Road on the Southwest side. The sky was dark and completely clear with no clouds or wind.

A private pilot also observed this object over Santa Rosa at about the same time, and posted it on the NUFORC the same day. I refer to the pilot’s excellent report for my own comparison which I agree with, except the object was hovering, not traveling, when I observed and took pictures of it, and it was several miles South of Sonoma Co Airport. The pilot describes a chevron shape which could have been, but the sky was too dark for me to determine. From its lights alone, I estimate the object’s size would cover the width of a 6 lane freeway (3 lanes in each direction) if it were on the ground. The object appeared to be about 500 feet above the ground as the pilot described.

The craft was completely and totally silent as it hovered, which surprised me for something that large and that close. It appeared to tilt gently from side to side (or front to rear) as it hovered and shifted its orientation, standing on end at times. It made no fast or jerky movements.

All of my photos show 2 to 4 lights which blinked slowly out of sequence and occasionally changed from red to white. There was always one red light present that appeared to have a white-hot center which shows in the photos. The lights reminded me of the slow blinking lights seen on the tall frame of a radio tower (if one of those huge towers was hovering in the sky, tilting from side to side).

Along with those lights, some photos show lights that are turquoise and flesh-pink in color. Toward the end of the photo sequence, portions of a tan colored, rough-surfaced body mass with no distinct shape can be seen in the dark areas between the lights. Other photos show narrow rectangular window-like areas that the pilot also observed. They appear to be lit with the cold kind of light produced by fluorescent tubes.

Several photos show some interesting features I did not notice or simply could not see, notably patterns of radiation emitting from the craft. Some have turquoise colored “Z” and ‘W” shaped patterns, and others look like the lightning from a Tesla globe. I learned that this could possibly be ‘plasma” radiation, which is an advanced system that replaces metallic structures (such as antennas) with energy that can be shaped and directed as needed. I also learned that some UFO’s can be “shape shifters,” making them difficult to describe.

I took my photos from two areas and made a point to steady the camera against a sturdy surface, first a lamp pole and later a fence post. The first set was taken on Barnes Rd near where I live, 1.5 miles East of the object, and the second set was taken on Fulton Rd, no more than a football field’s distance from the object as I looked up at an angle. Here, I got as close as I could without going through ¬¬gates and trespassing on private property. This is where I noticed it made absolutely no sound as it hovered.

In some of the photos here, the lights of a distant ranch house can be seen on the ground below the object, which serves as a reference that made it easy to locate when I went back the following day. I thought about showing the residents of that house a photo of the object that was above them on October 27th, but decided against it.

The sighting began when my wife and I noticed from our backyard while it was still light, what we thought at first glance was a low hovering blimp approx 2 miles West of our house. About 20 minutes later, we noticed it was still there and larger than we thought, with no “blimp” structure of any kind over what looked like a frame of lights hovering in the sky. That was when I grabbed my camera and drove to the first location to take photos. Later when I drove home and looked West from my backyard, the object was no longer there.

My wife and I have lived for 25 years in the house we own here in Santa Rosa, and have worked for as many years in occupations that require professional licenses from the State of California. This is the first time in either of our lives that we have seen anything that could possibly be considered a UFO.