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Sighting Reports 2011

Photo Taken of Kids Playing Reveals Strange Object in Background.

Photo & Enlargement of Object. Faces of Witness's Kids Have Been Obscured.
Photo & Enlargement of Object. Faces of Witness's Kids Have Been Obscured.

Petaluma is in Northern California About 40 Miles North of San Francisco.
Petaluma is in Northern California About 40 Miles North of San Francisco.

Date of Sighting: October 22, 2011
Time of Sighting: 2:26 PM PDT
Location of Sighting: Petaluma, California (See Map)

Description: I didn't see it at the time and don't remember seeing anything out of the ordinary. I am always looking and try to be aware of things around me and above in the sky because when I was about six or seven I saw a UFO at about 50 to 60 feet away when I lived in the South Bronx. So I believe there is something out there. Well anyway I was taken pictures of my kids jumping off haystacks. I was using hi speed on my camera to capture them in mid air. I got home and transferred the pictures from my camera to my computer. Then I started looking at the action of my photos and then I spotted a speck on the picture thinking it was dirt. But a after a closer look it wasn't a speck and it was in the picture. When you zoom in it doesn't look like a plane or helicopter and I would have remembered if a plane or helicopter would have flown by at the time. The picture was taken at the Petaluma pumpkin patch and corn maze .Look just above my youngest son's head (on the left jumping).

Note: Analysis "strongly" indicates that the photo is authentic and not edited. The witness did not recall hearing any aircraft in the area at the time. The object appears to be metallic and is reflecting the sun. The object appears to be a flying disk.

Comments Received November 15, 2011: (This sighting occurred on June 9, 2011 across the street from the above sighting.) I have not come forward before, but the poor people who lost their dog fleeing this thing is just too close to what I saw on the evening of June 9th at 9:30pm as I turned off of Stony Point Road onto Pepper Road. As I turned onto Pepper Road, I noticed an object hovering motionless in the sky to my left and two or three pastures in front of me. It looked about the size of a helicopter and was fairly high up at the altitude that one would expect to see a helicopter flying, but it had no flashing lights and no red or green. It looked like a close collection of three bright whitish-orange lights just hovering. I have seen strange lights driving through there before, so I had the thought 'Well, if you're a UFO, then flash.' Immediately after thinking that thought, the object descended at rapid speed directly towards me. Needless to say, I was quite startled by its approach. It went from looking like a collection of lights, to looking like a translucent enormous wing with a bright light on each end. The closer it got, the wider apart the lights became, although the lights stayed connected in relation to one another as if on the tips of a straight wing. As it got to about tall tree level over Pepper Road, it banked hard like a conventional plane would do, but at a rate that no plane could do. It turned over the trees and cattle ranch at the intersection of Jewett and Pepper Roads and moved west. As it turned and departed, I could see the lights against the western sky which was still a deep turquoise after sunset. If it had been a conventional aircraft, I would have seen it silhouetted against the lighter sky and I would have heard engines. I heard nothing, and at best I saw something translucent between the two lights, as if it was an enormous wing. When it banked, it was three times the size of the rancher's house and was very low in the sky. I sped up to follow the craft, but a two-decker several axle livestock truck was lumbering through the intersection of Jewett and Pepper Road, so I had to stop and wait for it. By the time I got to the west side of the rancher's house and out to open pasture again, I could see no sign of the object. I'm not a nut. I'm a PhD scientist and I know that I saw something incredible. A friend has suggested that I saw lights reflecting in my windshield, but Pepper Road is dark. There are no lights to reflect. No cars were behind me or to the side of me. The only vehicle nearby was the livestock truck that was perpendicular to me and far ahead of me when the event occurred.

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