|Occurred : 11/6/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 11/06/08 21:00)
Reported: 11/8/2008 12:46:50 AM 00:46
Location: Modesto, CA
Duration:4 - 6 sec.
|Triangle shaped object speeding over town at night.
Equilateral triangular shaped object, approx. 700-1000 ft altitude moving south/southwest at approx. 200-500 mph in sky above central Modesto. 'Wing' span approx. 20 ft. About 5 to 8 dim white lights along triangle shape edge, one on each corner and at least one light per side of shape. No colored lights as many planes have. Not blinking, flashing or beaming. Trees lining the street ended any further observation.
Dark, starry night, seen just outside home while having a smoke break. Closest man-made object would be a stealth bomber, but had the shape of a stealth fighter, albeit much bigger. I've seen an actual stealth in flight before. After observation, I thought it might have been flock of birds moving south for the winter, but speed was too great, and they were dim lights, not reflections of light from the ground. Object made no sound at all. It was no natural phenomenon, smoke, balloon or known man-made aircraft in my opinion. Not a satellite or missile. Local airport assumed not in service. Moon was out but in another part of the sky, also visible. Object flew in straight path, did not hover or change course or altitude.
I was not under any influence or intoxication at time of sighting.