1/4/2013 1:33:35 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Dark Triangle, Black circles under each corner, square 'door' panel in the middle bottom. Back side had row of 'vents' (4) and the only hint of a light was a dull red glow on each end of the back.
Size of Object(s)
Decent view as it was about the size of my palm at arms length. I estimate it was the size of a small house? 45-50ft.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Suburbs. Night time, little to no moon light ( did not see the moon that night). No clouds noted. Back yard of house (small yard, fenced, a few tall trees, power/ telephone lines on east side on fence). About 3 blocks away is the North side runway of an airport (Sacramento Executive Airport), which is primarily small planes and private jets, it occasionally hosted the Goodyear blimp.
Full Description & Details
This happened around a school holiday, I lost my original date/time sketch, but I recall scanning the newspapers early October 1973, there was a Texas UFO in the paper around 10/4-5, so I fix this sighting at 10/3-4/1973.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Only man made if it was a non-jet, non-ballistic propelled craft. I don't think a balloon could travel as quick and straight. It was a hard object, nothing above it if it was a balloon payload.
A the time I was in my early teens, but was very studied in science, math, and astronomy. My current profession is in Information Technology.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I had been interested in the subject since early age, had read a couple of books. I was very avid about the subject since.
Reported To:Sightings TV show
Your Location:Valley Springs, CA, USA
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