|Occurred : 1/27/2001 21:10 (Entered as : 01/27/01 21:10)
Reported: 1/27/2001 22:06
Location: Sacramento, CA
|Light seen pulsating from white to completely red then completely orange and back to white seen west of Sacramento
It was about 9:00 PM on Saturday. We were driving westbound Hwy 50 from Mather Air Field. We saw a bright white light, which we thought was an aircraft leaving Sacto. International Airport flying southbound. This object was not progessing southbound like the many aircraft that we have observed daily. (We live in the flight path of Mather Air Field) The object's light remained bright and round instead of changing as a normal aircraft would as it flys. Once we got home, we got the (10 X 50) binoculars out to observe the object. The object had moved from the area of the International Airport to (what we can only guess) as the area of West Sacramento. The object was low in the sky and now hovering or stationary. Two different airplanes, on their normal flight paths from Mather Air Field & Sacto. International Airport were in the sky at the same time. We compared the object to these aircraft. Thats when you could really see the difference between the "object" and the two aircraft. Both aircraft had easily identifiable flashing navigational lights, the object had no navigational lights of any type. The "object" could be described as a round white light which slowly pulsated to completely orange, then completely red and then back to white again. It slowly decended until it went out of sight.