|Occurred : 5/4/1997 22:20 (Entered as : 5/4/97 22.20)
Reported: 2/24/1999 23:16
Location: Newport Beach, CA
|It was a clear night on Sunday,May 4 '97 at 10.20pm. The craft approached from the sea, the west, and made a slight change on course to the northeast. From our position 100' south of the Newport Beach pier it looked like a giant F-117 (bigger than a football field). Triangular in shape and flying at about 4000' and 250mph. 5 lights on each leading edge of each wing like small stars, the body could have been translucid toward the back. It was totally silent. At that moment on such busy air space there was no other aircraft in sight, as if the airspace had been cleared for it to pass..
the object was as dark as the night sky, you could say it looked like a cutout of it. It just flew cruising along turning slightly to the left exposing its dark bottom and it could have been somewhat translucid. I fly private airplanes and are very familiar with all flying models I have never seen such a craft before