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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 10/4/2005 00:50 (Entered as : 10/04/2005 00:50)
Reported: 10/6/2005 10:55:49 AM 10:55
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Duration: 90 seconds
|Sighted several bright green, rectangular lights both descending and ascending; sighting lasted about 2 minutes.
What I saw is as follows: There were approximately 9-12 bright green rectangular objects (lights). When forst observed, they were approximately 175-180' away and approximately 75-100' in the air and descending rapidly in what appeared to be an undulating movement. While most of them appeared to be about 9-12" wide and maybe 14-18" long, there were 3-4 which were larger; possibly 14-18" wide and maybe 24-36" in length.
After descending, they appeared to go into/behind a large pine tree. At that point, we were only able to observe a greenish glow which lasted for approximately 60-70 seconds.
All of a sudden, they began ascending at a high rate of speed (faster than they had descended) and when they reached a height of approximately 200' above the tree (which is about 60-65' high), they suddenly disappeared from view.
While my wife thought she heard a faint "whooshing" sound, I didn't. It is also interesting to note that there's a large Doberman who resides at the residence next door to where the pine tree is. Although we have both heard this animal barking numerous times, on this night, the barking was totally different in its tonal quality. Rather than the usual barks of a large animal, at the time this was happening, it issued only 3-4 barks and they sounded fearful...almost as if the animal was shocked.
Although we usually go out for air several times/week at around the same time and have done so for almost 10 months, this was the first time we've ever seen anything. The following evening, we looked all around the neighborhood for anyone who might be displaying green garden lights; however, there were none observed. We were unable to locate anyone else who may have witnessed this event.
FYI: I am a former police officer and have been a professional investigator & trained observer for over 25 years.