NUFORC Sighting 53756

Occurred: 2006-12-01 21:10 Local
Reported: 2006-12-01 22:44 Pacific
Duration: 36 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Gardnerville, NV, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

Orange and Red object seen from Gardnerville Nevada 12/01/06. 6 Witnesses in Nevada/California

At 21:10 I was driving home and as I looked left at an intersection, I saw a bright orange light with a section of red. It was in the south east of my location, and it was headed northwest.

I proceeded the short distance home, grabbed my Steiner binoculars and looked at it. There were no FAA lights on this thing (no red or green blinkers). Not knowing the physical demension, I could not estimate the altitude it was at. There was no sound.

I awoke two different neighbors, one being a past pilot and aerospace engineer. Neither could I.D. the thing.

It started a very slow arc to the west, and then south west.

When I lost it over the Sierra Nevada mountain range, I decided to call a friend in Brentwood, (northern)California to see if he could spot it. I explained where he should look when he went outside his home.

As he took the phone outside, he saw it. Still headed in a south by southwest direction, and appearing very large.

He awoke two of his neighbors, and his own family to witness the sighting.

When I ended my call to him at 22:16, it was still visible to him.

Posted 2006-12-07

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