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Occurred : 2/3/2016 18:25 (Entered as : 2/3/2016 18:25)
Reported: 2/3/2016 7:17:52 PM 19:17
Posted: 2/4/2016
Location: Salinas, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
Slow-moving craft with rectangular light that changed colors as it swept through an arc

I was out walking my dog after dinner, when I saw a very slow-flying craft just to the north of our location. I would estimate that it was less than a quarter-mile away, but could not make out the shape of it due to the glare of street lights in the area.

The craft had two small red and blue flashing lights on the bottom and was moving so slowly that it seemed to just be hanging in the air. It made a sort of whirling sound as it moved by toward the east. When it passed us I could see a small, steady red light on the right rear of the craft and a small, steady amber light on the left rear.

After a few minutes of it traveling slowly east/northeast it turned enough that I could see what appeared to be a very large rectangular panel of light on the left side of the craft that rotated side-to-side in an arc. The light was very bright white when it swept from the back to the front, and very bright green when it swept from the front toward the back.

By the time I thought to get my cellphone out to try to get a photo, it had moved out of range.