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Occurred : 10/15/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 10/15/14 20:00)
Reported: 10/17/2014 2:21:47 AM 02:21
Posted: 11/6/2014
Location: Salinas, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:~20 seconds
Extremely fast horizontal trajectory white light

At approximately 8pm on the night of Wednesday, October 15, 2014, my wife and I noticed the fastest flying object either of us have ever seen in the sky above Salinas, Ca. We were on N. Main Street in our car facing South in moderate traffic when we noticed a bright constant white light in the sky above the valley traveling right to left, or West to South East, at an extremely fast speed that instantly grabbed our attention. It had no blinking lights as would normally be present on an aircraft and it was traveling so far that we immediately concluded that it wasn't a plane or jet. It maintained a horizontal trajectory, never falling the way a shooting star would. We watched it for approximately 20 seconds before we lost view of it in the distance, still glowing bright white as it traveled down the valley towards Soledad.

There were clouds in the sky, and while we saw common airplanes in the sky immediately after, moving slowly in comparison and receding occasionally behind a cloud, we both noted that the UFO never receded behind any clouds during our brief observation. This indicates that it flew below the cloud line low enough in the Salinas Valley to rule out a satellite or missile.

We have an annual air show here and we both grew up watching jets race over the valley one weekend out of every year. We both agree what we saw was by far much much faster than any jet we've ever witnessed.