Saw a ?ufo? over Carmel Valley, CA at 7pm, 3/4/99
Friday, 05-Mar-99 00:00:48
I saw a UFO, I guess, over Carmel Valley, CA, tonight
at 7pm. It
started as what appeared to be a jet coming in
from the west, originating off the Pacific coast, low
in the sky,
arcing upward. It had distinct contrail-like gases
coming out the rear, and a light shone in front,as with
at night. After observing it for 5 minutes, I noticed
"trail" had a unique bend in it, which I thought
odd for a jet.
Suddenly, the trail turned very bright, like the tail
comet. I pulled off the road to observe it. As I did,
"spotlight" on the front of the craft turned
toward me, at
approximately 90 degrees from the direction it had been
travelling. At this point I still thought I was seeing
and assumed this was a searchlight. But the beam of the
began to fan out in a conical shape, getting brighter,
appeared to be shining through fog, even though the sky
perfectly crystal clear. At this point the object, or
was no longer moving, but remained stationary in the sky.
suddenly a bright flash of light occurred, and
whatever was causing the light disappeared, leaving a
luminescent cloud of gas. The cloud actually remained
suspended in the air for 15 minutes, gradually fading
brightness, but maintaining the rainbow colors the entire
Another car stopped at exactly the same time as mine,
and a woman
and I observed this together, in absolute awe.
As we waited, watching the cloud of colored gas fade,
another light appeared in the sky, several miles to
the south, heading in a southerly direction. It was exactly
same conical-shaped light as we'd seen previously,
moving south. There was no visible "trail" behind
it this time.
We watched it disappear over the horizon, the beam of
light still shining as we lost sight of it. By this time,
colored cloud was barely visible, and gradually faded
We waited 5 more minutes to see if another "event"
but that was it.