Location of Sighting: Chico, California
Date of Sighting: January 1, 2017
Time of Sighting: 6:15 PM PST
Description: I live in Chico, CA. Tonight 1/1/17 at 6:15 PM myself and another friend both witnessed 2 possibly 3 bright orange lights heading north just south of Chico.
It was 50/50 patchy clouds and clear sky. We watched the first one (which was being followed by a second, probably 5 seconds behind it) go by at a pretty good rate of speed.
Considering that it made no sound we figured it was a long ways away, but I don’t know because it appeared to be low. The second didn’t go by. It had gone behind a cloud and didn’t come back.
Then approximately 1 minute later we saw what we figured was the second one because it came from the same area it had disappeared from. It was gaining altitude fast and headed easterly until it faded out of sight. Approximately 3 to 4 minutes later maybe sooner we saw an actual (passenger ?) jet because the white and green and red lights were easily noticeable. It was headed north in the same flight path. I travel at night ALOT and this was DEFINITELY something I have never seen before.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.