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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 8/27/2005 01:30 (Entered as : 08/27/2005 1:30)
Reported: 9/2/2005 12:13:28 AM 00:13
Location: Coalinga, CA
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|Unexplained Encounter Along California's I-5 Freeway With Highly Manueverable and Partially Lit Low Flying Craft
While driving north on Interstate 5 in California at 1:30 am on August 27th 2005,my brother and I encountered a flying object that was maneuvering quickly back and forth across the freeway.
We caught sight of this object in the vicinity of an overpass approximately 15 miles east of Coalinga. Initially we saw three lights that were lower in height than the overpass and they appeared to be heading south along the freeway, making a sharp turn to the east.
As we approached the object it had turned around and was heading northwest along the freeway. At this point we saw strobe lights on each side. It turned around again heading straight for the traffic and we thought that it might be a plane making an emergency landing.
At this point I began to brace for the worst believing that it might crash land into the cars, but it crossed right in front of us just skimming above the cars on the freeway. I craned my neck around to get a closer look as it passed overhead and to the south east behind us.
It maneuvered incredibly quickly around almost as if it had flipped over (inverting itself),throughout performing extremely tight turns and came back at full speed to make a quick pass overhead again.
At this point I saw two blue strobe lights on its back outer edges. We were travelling at approximately 65 miles an hour and it kept up right with us. A number of cars had overtaken us by this time leaving us alone to observe this object.
I had become quite nervous by this time and did not feel safe being around this object. My brother wanted to stop to take a closer look, but I felt uneasy because of its erratic behaviour and because I did not want to cause any more traffic hazards myself.
The three large round lights that were spaced evenly across the front of the object cast subdued lighting rather than bright headlights.
We estimated the size of the object as approximately four car widths across, having a black (triangular shaped?) main section. It performed aerobatic movements with ease at very low height and we heard no sound.