|Occurred : 6/1/1987 21:00 (Entered as : 1987 21:00)
Reported: 9/8/2020 8:33:39 AM 08:33
Location: Hw 20 west of I-5 about 10 miles, CA
|Large multi colored sphere hovering just feet above me.
I don’t recall the exact date but what I saw has been engraved in my mind. I have hand nothing but ridicule in telling my story, but what I saw was very real and nothing from current humans. I stood in front of it for over 5 minutes.
A friend and I were traveling from Reno Nv to my brothers ranch just south of Clearlake Ca. I was driving westbound on Highway 20 about 10-15 miles west of I-5 from the town of Williams. I crested a ridge and was entering a long valley where the road was straight. On the far end of the valley I saw a large sphere with multi colored lights flashing all over it. My initial impression was that it was a hot air balloon out at night with Christmas lights all over it. I pointed it out to my friend and we were both wondering what kind of idiot would be out a night in a hot air balloon with Christmas lights? As we crossed the valley (about 3/4 of a mile) we noticed that it was right on top of a large oak tree that had grown right on the eastbound side of the road. I said “it looks like it’s stuck in that tree. Serves that guy right for being out here at night in that hot air balloon.” When we made it all the way to where the tree and object was I pulled off on the shoulder of the road, directly across the road from it.
We took a moment to look at it as I was looking for the basket but there was none. The multi color lights never stopped flashing. I told my friend that I was going to get out and try to help. We both got out and stood on the edge of the road and looked at it. It was about 40 feet tall and 1/2 as wide, shaped like an egg. I told my friend that I still couldn’t make out the basket as I still thought it was a hot air ballon. I decided to cross the road and offer help. It was right on top of the tree.
As I walked across the road I started yelling “do you need help?”, but I heard nothing. I walked completely across the road and now I was standing at the edge of the tee looking directly up at it. My friend stayed on the opposite side of the road where I had parked. I yelled up again “are you stuck? Do you need help?”, again nothing. It was at this time that I could clearly see there was no basket.
As I was struggling to figure out what exactly I was looking at it shot straight out int space at about a 45 degree angle. It shot so fast I expected to hear a sonic boom or something but it was completely silent. We never heard a sound. You could see a color trail from where it was to where it went. My friend and I both yelled out “woah, that was no hot air ballon!!” This is the moment I realized that what we saw was a UFO.
When we arrived at my brothers we immediately told him what we saw. He called us liars and proceeded to make fun of us. Shortly after the nightly news came on and the first story was about multiple UFO sightings in the area we were at. The news channel said they checked with the local Air Force base (Beale AFB) and that they said they launched a rocket. A rocket?? I was standing right in front of it! It was no rocket! Between my brother’s heckling me and the military base BS I have kept my experience to myself for over 30 years. But what I saw was as real as a 2 story building and I stood in its front yard.