Reported: 2005-07-18 22:25 Pacific
Duration: 5 mins
No of observers: 100
Location: Concord, CA, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object
White flashing lights in patterns and a repeated sequence. Might be triabgular or rectangular.
I was driving E on 24 towards Walnut Creek CA (mapquest Oakland to Concord CA). At the time I saw the object I was near Lafayette (5 miles from Walnut Creek). Travelling at 70mph i first saw the object near the top of my window. I slowed down and observed the object E in line with 24. The object could have been a couple miles directly ahead of me and maybe severa thousand feet above. At first I thought it was a blimp above Mount Diablo. As I approached 680 North, the object went North in a smooth yet fast rate (100 mph). It had to be going faster than me because it went North and into the distance towards Sacramento and disapeared in the distance in a few minutes (2 minutes maybe?).
Description. The object appeards to be triangular, but since it was dark I cannot confirm. The most important features were a line of lights along the side. rectangular, long and skinny, something you may see at an arena these days. The lights were flashing in different patterns but the sequences seemed to repeate the same sequence over and over. At the top of he object I observed some small red and white lights (like on a plane). I figure the object was triangular since the small red and white lights were in the middle and above the lower set of flashing white lights.
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