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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/2013 21:45 (Entered as : 06/01/2013 21:45)
Reported: 6/25/2013 10:48:10 PM 22:48
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
20-30 orange/red lights flying over freeway

On Saturday evening June 1, 2013 at about 9:45pm my two sons and I witnessed a cluster of orange/red lights Flying over interstate 5 about 10 miles south of downtown Sacramento, Ca… What struck me as odd? Was that there were 20 to 30 lights flying at low altitude, perhaps 1000 to 2000 feet above the ground. The lights seemed to be attached to some kind of craft because they were all moving together in Unisom But we could not see a craft.

We were driving northbound on I-5 as we approached the lights moving very slowly across the freeway. They took up a large area across the freeway but as I mentioned we could not see a craft. My one son thought they may be helicopters flying together but they were moving silently and at a very slow speed.

When I caught up to lights and passed underneath them I immediately looked in my rearview mirror to see where they were going. I saw nothing ,either whatever it was left without me seeing it or the craft or lights could only be seen from one side.

Again I could not see a craft nor could my sons just the lights. I asked my 13 twin boys if they too were seeing the lights to make sure I wasn’t imagining things they confirmed seeing the same thing I was seeing.

I work as a photojournalist for a local TV station. I called the station to see if anyone else had reported seeing the lights. The person working the assignment desk told me they had gotten reports about orange/red lights in the sky the night before, Friday May 31, 2013… In my career I have seen and flown in many Military aircraft and have also flown in helicopters covering news events. But this was really different there were no white or red blinking lights usually seen on airplanes and I would expect an aircraft flying that low would be very loud and we did not hear a sound.