UFO Seen in the Night Sky of N. California
Date of Sighting: Jan 13 2010
Right after we saw this thing, my wife came in
the house and started typing about our experience. That's
when the big jet flew over, and I ran out of the house to look at it.
When I came back in, I sat down with my wife and
we worked together to describe what happened. We kept talking to
each other about the details, trying to explain what we saw, and we
couldn't explain it, only talk about it.
I'll let my wife type now!
Hi David -
Jack's wife, Jenny, here. (names changed at
request of eyewitnesses)
First of all, let me preface this by saying I
never thought I'd be saying or seeing anything like this, but I did,
along with my husband, and we feel we should tell someone who won't
think we've gone off the deep end! LOL
You may share our story if you want to, but we
would strongly ask to remain anonymous. We could accurately be
portrayed as a middle-aged (ugh! LOL) married couple in Modesto. My
husband is a professional whose name is recognizable to those in his
field, and I hope you understand and respect our need to remain
anonymous to anyone other than yourself.
That being said, here's what happened:
(pasted here from what I wrote directly after seeing whatever it
was we saw. Jack and I "compared notes" as I typed, and are in
agreement with everything detailed in the following account.)
Thanks - looking forward to hearing any kind of
feedback or insights or comparisons you may have about this -
Jan 13, 2010
approx. 11:20 pm PST, in Modesto,
CA, my husband
and I were in our backyard to take the dog out for the night. The sky was very clear, and we were looking at
the stars while waiting for the dog to "go potty."
suddenly said, "Look! What IS that?" and
pointed up, towards the NW sky, but somewhat overhead.
something flying very steadily, at a moderate speed - hard to say
exactly how fast, not knowing how high the object really was, or how
large it may have been, given unknown altitude. But,
we had the impression it was somewhat low-flying, and fairly large in
So much so, it
was almost dream-like in a way. It just
didn’t “compute” that something could be doing that and not make a
definitely not a balloon, moving too evenly and directly.
No "wobble" or any variance in its trajectory or
speed - very smooth, perfectly straight line, perfectly consistent
speed. It flew directly over us on its
path. I have no doubt whatsoever it was
moving of its own power. And this is hard to explain, but it was as if
it was maintaining its level, speed and smoothness with no effort - as
if gravity, air resistance or any of our conventional laws of physics
were not an issue, if that makes any sense.
There were no
definite lights, however the entire object was dimly luminous. It was certainly the source of the light
itself, it was not a reflection or a beam of light. Nor did it project
any illumination or beam of light. It just
was kind of phosphorescent. There were no
visible markings at all. It was not really
bright, but sort of similar to how a light looks when turned low on a
dimmer switch, or even less. It didn't
have finely exact definite edges - it was dim enough to appear somewhat
diffuse, though the shape was completely discernable, and incomparable
to anything known. And it was definitely a solid object.
The shape is
difficult to describe - somewhat diamond gem shaped, but more rounded,
sort of like a horseshoe crab shape without the tail.
We both had the impression we were looking at the
bottom of the object without being able to see the sides.
The same perspective one would have if they held a
plate or bowl overhead and could only see the bottom.
continued on an absolutely straight path, traveling SE, and eventually
we lost sight of it, after about 30 or 40 seconds from initially
now that I consider it, is that it did not change in dimension, in
other words, as it got further away, it didn't necessarily get
commensurately smaller as one would expect from normal perspective, yet
we both perceived it getting further away. Very
hard to explain. But, it was as if it
finally went out of sight more as a result of not being able to see its
luminosity from that distance anymore, as opposed to it getting smaller
Oddly, I feel as
if its shape did not change commensurately either, the further away it
got, it did not appear to become more elliptical, as one would expect
something of that shape to do in normal circumstances.
Nor did we perceive seeing “sides” or a “top” to it
as one may expect. Yet, somehow, we knew
it was not paper-thin, we knew we were seeing the bottom of an object
of undeterminable overall multiple dimensions. Very,
very difficult to explain adequately.
husband kept asking me, “What is it?” and I kept answering, “I don’t know!”
we were both calm during the "event" - no feeling of fear or panic,
more so a feeling of wondering or awe. My
husband felt it was a feeling of excitement, I felt strangely calm, but
in wonderment. It is only now, after the
fact, that we are somewhat agitated, a little fearful I guess, and
somewhat bewildered. Like our logical
minds are seeking an explanation.
odd – an estimated 8 to 10 minutes after our experience, a huge jet,
definitely not a commercial passenger jet, flew over really low and
fast, and was very, very loud. We NEVER
have anything like this in our area – only small planes, little
commuter jets upon occasion, or commercial jets flying really high. This thing sounded like a rocket or fighter
jet, and was flying really low. We had
just come in the house, and upon hearing how loud this jet was, my
husband ran back outside to see it. He
said that it went south, and then abruptly circled easterly,
and then turned SE, and continued in the very direction we saw the
object fly. We just thought that was
weird, especially considering what we had just seen.
So – that’s the
As fantastic as
it sounds, I know what we saw, and have absolutely no idea what it was,
and absolutely no doubt it was NOT anything conventional possibilities
can explain. It was like nothing I’ve ever
seen in my life.
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