|Occurred : 11/10/1998 18:48 (Entered as : 11/10/98 18:48 PST)
Reported: 11/12/1998 11:00
Location: Fresno (Northeast of), CA
|Two white lights beneath clouds-one fell at a 90 degree angle straight down, blinking continouslyand then stopped over the San Joaquin River. Lost sight of objects as I was driving.
I was driving north of Fresno on Friant Rd., heading for my home in Auberry, when I noticed two white lights that I took to be aircraft landing lights. Suddenly, one object fell at a 90 degree angle straight down, blinking continously. The other object remained hovering as the second fell. The falling object then came to a stop over the San Joaquin River(Fresno-Madera County Line) and kept blinking. Objects were lost to sight as I was driving. Weather-Cloudy and light-moderate rain. Visibility good given the circumstances.Time was 18:48 PST. Other witnesses-unknown, but there were several cars behind me, so I assume that those people in the cars saw the same objects. Interference on car: none. Interference on car radio: none.Total time of observation: 15-20 seconds. Background of observer: Grad Student at Cal State Univ Fresno-Master's Candidate in History and USMC Officer Candidate. Will be attending USMC Officer Candidate School Feb-Mar 99 as aviation officer-prospective Naval Flight Officer(Navigator). Am familiar with aircraft lights-CSUF is in the traffic pattern for Fresno-Yosemite IAP, as is my hometown of Auberry-also, given my career choice-I had better be familiar with aircraft,helicopters, etc.