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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 3/13/1997 21:30 (Entered as : 03/13/97 21:30)
Reported: 10/27/2002 11:04:56 PM 23:04
Location: Monterey, CA
Duration: 3-5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|March 13, 1997 Monterey, CA UFO incident
If you recall there was footage of orange lights over one of Arizona's cities. I believe it was Phoenix. Anyways the orange lights all appeared in a line across the city. After the ordeal the military came out with there own statement saying they were flares I believe. The ufo footage was taken by a gentleman from his house.
Amazing as it may seem I saw the same colored lights that night in Monterey, CA. It was around 9:30 pm. On my way back home from class I was driving east on Highway 68 near the Monterey Airport. The night was clear with no moon. While looking off to the southeast I saw what appeared to be two stars of orange color. However, they were moving together at a fixed speed while I was driving. I lossed them for a few seconds in the trees and then there was only one. As I drove further passed the airport the orange light kept on a straight path at a moderate speed. It looked like the UFO was flying at the speed of a small plane. While driving about a mile east of the airport I was right under the UFO. The light did not change course nor was it landing at the Monterey Airport. It kept right on its path going north-northwest of the airport.
Now you are wondering why this is interesting and if there is any truth to this. Well one interesting clue about the UFO is the lights. The UFO did not depict the normal aircraft light pattern on an airplane. No wingtip lights were visible or flashing. Nor was there any headlights visible through the entire experience. The object(s) were a round soft orange color. They looked so much like a star at first that you could have easily assumed they were. Another thing when I drove under the object it still was orange all the way around. Still no wingtip lights were visible. In addition, normally when an aircraft passes you at night it should be dark from the rear since the headlights are pointed in the direction of flight. Anyone think this is not a normal aircraft?