NUFORC Sighting 106982

Occurred: 2014-02-01 15:43 Local
Reported: 2014-02-07 16:55 Pacific
Duration: <1 minute
No of observers: 2

Location: Fresno, CA, USA

Shape: Other

Blackish odd shape over north Fresno, CA.

On Saturday February 1, 2014, at 3:43 pm north Fresno, CA, I saw what at first I thought was a large black bird coming from the west toward me and my wife, but as I looked it did not have flapping wings. It did change shape somewhat, not much.

I went into my garage and retrieved my 50X binoculars to get a better look. What I saw was a black object that seemed to be a jumble of mix of cubes and other shapes mostly black but not completely. It looked as if it was mottled with black and no color. The object was tumbling with the sun reflecting and this was why it appeared to be changing shape. I came to the conclusion that it must be a bunch of balloons as the tumbling seemed to be effortless.

As I was breathing heavy from yard work it was hard to get a very stable look with the binocular. I looked around to find something stable my shaking. Not finding anything I looked up without the binoculars and could not find it. I asked my wife where it was as she was watching it only with her eyes. She said it just disappeared, was there and then gone.

The object was traveling west to east at about 25 mph and was about 500 feet above us. The weather was clear and no wind at all. The object appeared to have a flat path not going up or down. It’s hard to say what size it was but I would guess it was 20 feet across. It was not a uniform shape. Also no sound.

Posted 2014-02-14

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