|Occurred : 9/13/2001 22:05 (Entered as : 09/13/01 22:05)
Reported: 3/12/2002 11:06:12 PM 23:06
Location: San Rafael, CA
Duration:approx. 1 min
|solid object with 3 lights floats overhead, blocking out sky and stars in Marin Co., Ca.
As I walked out of my house I was looking up at the night sky, very aware of the lack of air traffic since 9/11. Previous to then the sky was pretty busy since we live under flight paths for the Oakland airport. I live near town about .2 mi. from dowtown lights, so the sky is not extremely black. I noticed a line of different colored lights, one white, one red, and one amber. As I watched them float across my path at approx 60-70 degrees line of sight angle, from where I was standing, I realized that the lights were disappearing as it was approaching directly overhead and that a section of the sky and stars were being blocked out immediately behind the line of lights, It was as if the original lights I saw were on the top and front of some solid object and when it floated by my view of the lights was obstructed as well as the sky. The patch of darkness behind this line of lights was approx.
4" x 4" at arm's length. I could not really discern any specific shape but I want to say triangle. There was absolutely no sound even though it appeared to be quite close and it gave the impression it was floating. Since I don't know how far away it actually was I don't know how fast it was going but it travelled across approx. 110 degrees of arc above me until I lost the blackness in the night sky. I kept looking for flashing strobes or red and green wing lights but to no avail. I had wondered if stealth fighters were flying around patrolling the skies around us after such an event on 9/11, but unless they had all their traditional flying lights off and they can fly without sound, I don't know what it was.
I am a very objective, aware and observant 53 yr old electrical design engineer. I do ocasionally listen to Art B. and Jeff R. but unlike many others, do not want to experience these things. I don't believe they are friendly.