In our last article, we mentioned several notable reports from California. Here are a couple more you should read. Morphing UFO Seen over Long Beach, California, 1896 - Attempted Alien Abduction-Lodi, California, and Couple Has UFO Sighting in California.
Van Nuys - 07-25-12
My friend and I were in transit when the sighting occurred. He was driving and I was seated in the passenger seat. We were in the southeast area of the valley in the city of Van Nuys.
We were traveling southbound on White Oak Avenue when my friend pointed out a strange object in the sky directly in front of us.
Before I proceed to delve into more detail about the sighting, I must emphasize that my friend and I are considered amongst our peers to be quite argumentative and skeptical when any topic of conversation broaches or offends our strong beliefs in logic and reason.
Not a UFO Believer
Both of us are avid readers of scientific non-fiction and I am currently obtaining my Bachelor degree in science. So, neither one of us are prone to the unquestioned acceptance of fanciful tales of a pseudo-scientific nature.
I live next to an airport and therefore bear witness to a never ending flow of air traffic of all forms of commercial, private, and military aircraft. This object was quite obviously not an airplane or helicopter.
This object was in the shape of an ellipse and was a dull gray color.
No Wings or Propellors
Aside from the complete lack of any wings or propellers, the attribute that was the most immediately startling and indicative of the object's unconventional design was the array of multi-colored lights evenly distributed about the circumference of the object's surface.
On each side, there was a blinking red light. The rest of the lights appeared to flicker through the color spectrum.
The distance of the object was difficult to judge because there was no way to discern how large the object was. However, it was either close enough to us or large enough at a distance that we could easily see the edges of the object against the sky.
This was not just a cluster of blurry glowing dots.
We turned left on Vanowen St. and began heading east at which point the surrounding buildings, which had been intermittently obscuring our view, gave way to a wide open field which gave me an uninterrupted period of approximately five minutes to study the object in the sky.
This object did not change or vary its position in the slightest. Even after our trajectory had changed, its position in the sky did not. Eventually, the cityscape completely obscured our vision of the object. We were unable to capture a photograph for lack of a camera.
Hopefully, someone else has seen this object and can shed some light although I hold no illusions about the likelihood of ever having any form of answer concerning this disconcerting experience.
Stockton - 09-12-12
I was at work, outside the security gate, when I saw what I thought was a blackish, purple Mylar spinning balloon.
I would say it was perhaps 500-1000 feet off the ground, but it's hard to say, because, well I know this sounds weird, but its shape was hard to make out the closer it got.
It looked spherical, and was scintillating, and curiously, the air around it seemed to shimmer - it was hard to see its edge, that's the only way I can describe it.
It moved silently from my left, and I was thinking to myself that if it stopped it would have been a UFO. And then, as if it heard my thought, it stopped directly in front of me!
I just stared at it, and I had the most curious feeling of being watched, hard to describe, just felt as if it realized I was looking - so I waved at it.
It then started to slowly go up into the sky. As it was going up, its color seemed to change to a whitish metallic, almost like sodium. And then, it began to flash.
A bright, neon green, then pink, and yellow. It also - sounds weird again - seemed to phase in and out of the air.
It would seem to disappear, then I would see one of the flashes, and it would appear again at some distance and disappear. This continued until it was a tiny speck in the sky and then I couldn't see it anymore.
If you can help me identify what I saw, or let me know if other people have seen similar craft, I would be very appreciative.