Location: Gorman (15 miles north of, I-5), CA, USA
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2000-02-02 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 2000-02-16 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail
Driving on I-5 at night. A spherical object the size of a bowling ball swooped down in front of the windshield from behind and to the right of us, hovered and rotated(or rolled in all directions). The sphere was a melty blue and green metallic object with a luster, and was about the size of a bowling ball.
My best friend and I were returning to So. Cal from a short vacation up north for the 4th of July. At almost half past midnight, Saturday night going into Sunday morning, we were on I-5 almost to the summit of the Tehachapi mountains when a spherical object swooped down from behind and to the right of me (on the passenger side) and stopped directly in front of the drivers side windshield, some 18 inches or so out from the glass. Despite our speed of travel, the rotating sphere appeared to be absolutely still and stationary,except that it was rotating freely in a rolling motion going in all directions. The object was quite beautiful. It reminded me of perhaps a metal globe which had gotten melty, and the continents and oceans were all melting together. It was blue and green, with a luster, but I would not call it shiny, as it did not seem to reflect light the way we normally see a shiny object do. I do not have the English vacabulary to vividly describe what we saw, because we don't have movement and color exactly like that in everyday life. The sphere stayed in front of the window for maybe 45-50 seconds and then took off. The take off was really nice to watch. It zipped laterally away from us for a moment, momentarily forming a sort of tail, like an elongated teardrop. It then paused for a second (maybe 50 yards ahead of us) and recollected into a perfect sphere, and then shot off much faster out ond up and was quickly lost from view. Two things awed me about the object; how it was able to exactly match our speed so as to appear suspended, and how we were able to see it so well as it was above the hood of the vehicle (a Toyota 4-Runner) and well out of the range of the headlights. I don't pretend to know what it was, but it was quite beautiful, and I'm glad to have been able to observe it so closely, that had the windshield been absent, I could have leaned forward and touched it.
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