|Occurred : 5/8/1997 05:15 (Entered as : 05:15)
Reported: 5/8/1997 01:09
Location: Citrus Heights (a suburb of Sacramento), CA
Duration:2 min (approx)
|Summary : Object of an unknown type cruising at a low rate of speed over the area of Citrus Heights
While on my newspaper delivery route, I observed an object which I initially believed to be an aircraft decending to land. It then occured to me that it was in the wrong area to be either leaving or arriving at the airport. I then noticed that the lights which I had though were the wing tip lights, (which as you know blink red and green) were only white and that they were blinking in a circular pattern. There appeared to be a red light on the underside of the object which did not blink. The white lights were very bright and continued flashing the entire time that the object was visible to me. The object appeared to be cruising very slowly approximately 1 to 2 miles away. I could not hear any sounds coming from the object even though it is very quiet at that time of morning.The object appeared to be circular in shape but overall was similar to the shape of a derby hat with a domed section on top. from my vantage point I would estimate the size to be approximately 25 feet in diameter. As ti travelled I eventually lost sight of it as trees in the area blocked my view. I am a 45 year old male, I wear glasses and the other observer was my son who is a 15 year old male, he does not wear glasses. The entire sighting lasted approximately 2 minutes.