Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date
|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/9/2010 04:50 (Entered as : 06/09/10 4:50)
Reported: 6/10/2010 8:12:44 PM 20:12
Location: Visalia, CA
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|3 small white lights in the shape of a triangle, one object only
I woke up at 4am that morning to get ready for work. I am currently a student in the medical field and I had to be at the hospital by 5:30 am that morning. It was still sort of dark out, enough that I had to turn my headlights on. There was no wind. The sky was clear, no clouds were in site. I got in my car around 4:50am, started it and waited for it to warm up. I live in a normal neighborhood in the south east part of the city. As I was backing out of my driveway I happened to look up in the sky out of the driverís side window, which would have been towards the west. I saw a fairly small whitish light about 45-55 degrees above the horizon in the sky. It almost looked like a star. When I first saw it I did a double take, when I fixed my eyes on the object it looked like it was moving around very fast and then it stopped and hovered for a few seconds.
After that I started driving west down my street still looking at it through the front windshield of the car.! It was moving very slowly. There were no flashing lights, or blinking lights like those on an airplane or any other man-made aerial craft. As soon as I got to the end of the street at the stop sign I stopped and got out of my car and was watching the light slowly travel north north east at a fairly slow rate, slower than any airplane could fly without crashing. When I got out of my car and looked up at the object it was pretty far away, but it almost looked like there were 3 lights in the shape of a triangle. They appeared to be kind of close together, like it was a single object, not 3 flying objects in close proximity.
For a few seconds I was pondering driving back to my house to grab my video camera, but I didnít want to lose sight of it as it was traveling away from me. (Later that evening I checked to see if my video camera was even charged and it wasnít. I am always going to make sure it is from now on at all times.) I was parked in front of a neighborís house long e! nough for someone to turn on their front porch light. I donít ! know if they saw me and was wondering what I was doing. I didn't want them to call the cops thinking I was a prowler or anything so I got back in my car and watched the object moving away from me slightly increasing in speed. I backed the car up back towards my house so I could try to see it as there were trees blocking my field of view and I gradually lost it in the sky due to the sun starting to rise over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Like I said I know what I saw, and I saw something that wasnít man made. It looked like it had 3 small lights in the shape of a triangle and they were white. I am not a liar. I consider myself very credible. I teach at a local high school, and I am also a student in the medical field. I have also seen several other unknown objects in the sky over my lifetime. Hopefully someone else saw the same thing I did, but itís highly unlikely that anyone will report it.
Thanks. I hope this has been helpful and I hope someone will believe me.