|Occurred : 4/21/2000 23:15 (Entered as : 4/21/00 23:15)
Reported: 4/25/2000 01:10
Location: Healdsburg, CA
|while going home from work, traveling north on 101 from Santa Rosa I saw a large light in the sky. I stopped to look at it. It was about 25 to 40 feet long & had lot's of white lights, at least three big white lights & many fainter white lights & one faint flashing red light. At least three of the white lights where flashing. It made no noise. It was traveling about 40- 50 mph, & traveling from the northwest to the southwest. It took about 5 min. for it to cross the sky. I looked at it through my bynoculars & took hi-8 camcorder film of it. it was about 150 to 250 feet off the ground & 1/4 to 1/2 mile awy from me. I took about one min. or so of footage. The footage is in three segments, due to an object getting in the way, & may shaking & needing to move in order to prop my arms on the side rail of my truck to steady the camcorder. No contact or missing time.
I was traveling home from work on highway 101 out off Ranta Rosa, when I saw a bright light on the horizon to the northwest. I desided to pill off the road tpo get a better look at it, as it seemed to be coming towards my position. I Exeited the freeway at Central Healsburg Ave. & drove out of town & found a dark clear or open place to stop. I at first stayed in my truck & uust rolled down my window & looked at the lights through my bynoculars, I at that time determined that it was light no other air craft I've ever seen so I grabed my hi-8 camcorder & begain filming. it too a bit for the camcorder to focus on it.( it was swt on auto focus) after getting in focus I zoomed in on it useing the lens zoom only. it's been my experience that when I use the digital zoom the quality goes down grately, so I don't usually use it. Then I lost it behind a object so I got out of the truck with the film still running & got it in sight once again, but I was shaking to badly to get a steady shot so I again move to the side of my truck to prop my arms on the side rail. I got a few more seconds of footage before I was distracted by the other lights that where in the sky. I think that most if not all of the other lights where commercail aircraft. I tried taking footage of them but didn't do to well, they where further away. This area is really close to where I saw another light in the sky back in Sept. or Oct. 99, in Windser. It's as the crow flies about 1 to 1 1/2 miles away. The triangle was traveling with the point in the front or pointed in the direction it was going. it never turned up or down, left or right, yaw & roll, or speed. I could only see the faint/small lights when it was at it's closest. I could not make out a body or outline off the craft.