NUFORC Sighting 122648

Occurred: 2015-10-08 23:00 Local
Reported: 2015-10-09 03:36 Pacific
Duration: 1-2 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Martinez, CA, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Black triangular UFO over Martinez, CA.

We were driving home and were 3 blocks from our home when my girlfriend pointed out this black shape to the right and above our car. It was about a block away and was moving very slowly at first.

It was huge, triangular and its bulk blotted out the sky.

I estimate it was 1-200 feet above the tree line as we were near a stand of trees near our local park, across from our 3 story apartment building. It was higher than our building as well by at least 1 time.

It moved silently and slowly from right to left (We live 8 blocks from San Francisco Bay and it was headed in that direction ). It then sped up somewhat and by the time we went 1 1/2 to 2 blocks it had disappeared.

NO engine noises were heard.

It had 2 bright lights on each corner from left to right and a bright blinking light at the top corner but looked like a triangle if you stand it on its base.

I am a former member of the Civil Air Patrol, have attended dozens of air shows across the country as well as military open houses and this object did not display any of the characteristics of powered craft.

Since the local refinery borders our area as well as the courthouse and county jail, no aircraft would be flying that low.

It was not a helicopter either. The police and sheriff use them here on a regular basis and I am familiar with what they look and sound like. They fly near my building and are very noisy.

This object made NO noise.

Posted 2015-10-09

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