|Occurred : 11/1/1995 04:00 (Entered as : 11/01/95 04:00)
Reported: 7/7/2012 1:49:54 AM 01:49
Location: Palm Springs, CA
|Black triangle-shaped craft hovered at low altitude next to freeway for at least 30 minutes on Halloween night 1995.
On November 1, 1995, at approximately 4 a.m. Pacific time, I was driving home from a concert in Los Angeles on eastbound Interstate 10 passing through Banning, Calif., on my way to Palm Springs, Calif. Three of my friends were riding in my car; one in the passenger seat was awake and two others in the back were asleep.
I noticed a light in the sky straight ahead of me at a distance of what I guessed was about 10-15 miles. At first, I thought it was the light atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, until I realized that it was on the opposite side of the mountains from where it should be.
I continued to watch the light, and over the next few minutes I noticed that it seemed to be pulsating, going from dim to bright and back again every 10 seconds or so.
As I kept driving, I noticed a couple more things. First, the light didn't seem to be getting closer to us on its own. Second, it wasn't changing altitude. At this point, I remarked to my friend in the passenger seat about it and asked if he could see it, and he confirmed that he did. I told him I thought it looked like the landing lights of an airliner headed in our direction, but we both agreed that couldn't be the case since there is no airport in the direction it would have been headed.
We continued to watch the light as we got closer to it, and it continued its slow pulsating, staying in the same position at the same altitude. At this point, it was nearing 4:30 in the morning and there were several other cars on the freeway. My friend and I had started to openly ask what it could be at this point, running through possibilities such as a helicopter or blimp.
We got even closer and could tell it was something highly unusual. It was hovering above an area just beyond where the freeway split off to Highway 111, which was the route we needed to take to get home to Palm Springs. The area it was over is next to a rest stop off of Interstate 10, which at the time was brightly illuminated.
As we reached the start of the turn-off for Highway 111, we could see three distinct lights facing us from the object which were pale blue in color. They seemed to have stopped pulsating by this point but didn't illuminate the object itself. It was, as I've come to say over the years, "stuck" in the air. It was only a few hundred feet off the ground at most and utterly still. More than anything, it was the absolute stillness with which it hung in the air that convinced my friend and I that this was not a normal aircraft. It was as if it was somehow "disconnected" from gravity.
We'd slowed to about 10 miles an hour as we took the off-ramp and had rolled down the windows. My friend had his head out the passenger side window and I was craning my neck to push my face against the windshield and look up at the object. We didn't hear any sound, other than the air rushing past the car. At this point, the object began to move very slowly across the highway directly above us. I could clearly see three pale blue lights in a triangle formation, seemingly at the "tips" of the object, and one slightly larger pale blue light at what I assumed was its center. The sky was clear and full of stars, so while I couldn't see the hull of the object, I could see that it was blocking the stars above it and appeared to be a solid triangle about 150 feet on each side from light to light. The lights on it did not illuminate the skin of its hull, however.
I kept driving and we passed underneath it. My friend watched it out of the passenger side window and then said, "It's gone." The entire sighting, from when I first noticed the light to when the object passed overhead, lasted approximately 30 minutes. During that time, I can only imagine that dozens of cars must have passed near it, since it was hovering right next to the freeway. I've always been sort of amazed by this, especially when I'd begin to consider that perhaps it was a military test craft. For something you wouldn't think someone would want seen, it was sitting only a few hundred feet in the air next to a fairly busy freeway. My friend has remarked that he couldn't imagine a military vehicle utilizing a technology as exotic as anti-gravity being operated near a populated area, for fear that an accident could potentially harm a large number of people, given the sort of power source something like that would undoubtedly require.
To this day, I'm not sure if what I saw was something of "ours," or not, but I came away from the experience feeling like anything was possible.