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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/24/2003 23:35 (Entered as : 01/24/03 23:35)
Reported: 1/25/2003 6:23:00 PM 18:23
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Rafael, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Triangular Object Hovers Over Marin County

While driving north last night on CA Hwy 101, my companion and I noticed an object in the sky with very unusual lights on it. The craft was larger than an a commercial airliner, flying at a low altitude and did not appear to be moving. It was hovering just west of the highway, near a business park. There was a fair amount of cloud cover in the sky, but pretty bright due to the city lights.

As we neared the object we were able to look up at it and see it in silhouette against the clouds. The object was a perfect triangle. My companion pulled off to the side of the road and we got out to the car to look at it. Several other motorists also stopped to see it.

The object had white and yellow lighting -- initially these lights were blinking and running along the back side of the triangle only. After watching the object for approximately 20 more seconds it began to move slowly southward toward San Francisco, and as it did, all three sides of the craft lit up. These lights were blinking and then moving in a sort of pattern around the edge of the craft.

Approximately 5 seconds after it started moving, the craft disappeared (in an area where it still should have been completely visible and free of the clouds).

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))