Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The object was shaped like a missile or rocket , It had like short wings or fins at the center and close to the front , My daughter sketched a picture of what it looked like , I don't remember the color exactly it was either silver or grey , it had two rows of yellow lights going the length of the object . It made no sound at all , None whatsoever .
Description of Area / Surroundings
We live in a mobile home park just off of highway 190 which runs east and west . There is 100 mobile homes in this park . There is Porterville college just south , west of us , We are rural I would say . The Tule river runs behind the trailer park .
Full Description & Details
On July 11 , 2014 my daughter and I were sitting outside watching some weird lights flashing in the sky . it was about 12.00 am and we had been seeing what looked like camera flashes in different areas of the sky . We starting watching a certain bright light because it was strobing and did not look anything like an airplane or helicopter , We live in the flight path of our local airport so we see airplanes all the time at different times of day and night but this was nothing like anything we had seen before , As we sat watching the strobing light it went north but was too high for us to see exactly what it was and went out of sight . We sat back down and about 10 minutes later a large craft was going over head , It was close enough to us that we could see the shape and the color and that it had 2 rows of yellow lights along the bottom of it , We were too stunned to move so we took no pictures or video . But we watched it pass over us heading south . When it was passed us it turned and headed west so we ran down the street to see where it was going and as it passed over the college it seemed to excellerate and disappear . We sit outside all the time and had not seen it again . But then last night july 30 2014 at about 2:00 am my animals began acting different . My dog who is 15 years old was crying and growling and would not leave my side and that is so different for him , my ferret was behaving almost the same and my cat just disappeared . I saw a bright light out the kitchen window and when I looked out that same missile or rocket shape was hovering over my neighbor's mobile home . I watched it for a few seconds and it just took off very fast .
be explained as any conventional man-made or natural
There is no way this was a bird balloon man made or anything that we have seen , No airplane or helicopter or anything else would be as low as this thing and as silent as it was ,
I am retired from ranching . I was injured on the job in 1998 and have not been able to return to work , I have no mental problems or depression and I do not see things that are not there .
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I believed in UFOs before and after this siting . This is why my daughter and I sit outside at night , We have had a couple of sightings before this but did not report them to anyone as we could not really describe what we saw as they were too high in the sky . One sighting we had was witnessed by several people at a birthday party we were having for my oldest daughter , That was April 20 2013 .
We have seen several UFOs over us here in Porterville but cannot get anyone to believe us or to look into them , I have 2 telescopes and after using them once they died and I have never been able to get them to work again , Don't know what happened to them to make them perfect one minute then not working the next ,
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: MUFON
Name: Tammy Thomas
Location: Porterville California USA