NUFORC UFO Sighting 11279

Occurred: 1999-12-06 11:30 Local
Reported: 1999-12-07 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1-2 mins.
No of observers: 1

Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Extremely brillent object glinting in the mid-day sun seemed stationary and then took off straight up and was out of sight in 1 or 2 seconds. It was much brighter than a commercial jet glinting in the sun. Estimate the object to be 4 or more miles away. On the map of Orange Co. it was over the back bay area and maybe over the Newport coast. Witness was at the intersection of Harbor blvd and Adams. Heading south on Harbor. Apprx. 30 deg. above horizen and 170 deg. So.

Observer has a pilot lic. and is an avid vintage airplane enthusis. It should have been picked up on SNA airport control tower radar.

Posted 1999-12-16

© 2023 National UFO Reporting Center. All rights reserved. Use or reproduction within any application without written consent is prohibited.