|Occurred : 9/26/2016 19:35 (Entered as : 9/26/16 19:35)
Reported: 9/26/2016 10:02:03 PM 22:02
Location: Goleta, CA
|Jet with landing lights traveling sideways.
I was finishing dinner at the backyard table with my son and a friend's son. At 36* elevation looking NNE a flying object was traveling approximately 500 mph at 30K ft. or the radial ratio equivalent at an unknown altitude. The trajectory was east, just touching on south. This is directly toward Pt. Mugu from my location in Goleta.
The object had a front and rear light of equal brightness magnitude -5, brighter than Venus at maximum, amber in color. There was no noise associated with the object.
At first it looked like a low flying jet with landing headlights traveling sideways. I did not observe any flashing lights or the red and green wing lights so obvious to anyone on a flight path. It did seem as though there were smaller lights in between the two large ones but I couldn't really tell. The object ( lights) faded away after about one minute.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))