Every so often I like to check out the National UFO Reporting Center and check to see if there have been any recent UFO sightings in the valley. As luck would have it there were several over the past two months and I thought I would share them. Please note that these were posted as they were on NUFORC and I haven't edited either spelling or grammer. Link to the original report can be found at the end of each one.
Occurred : 7/30/2011 22:00
Reported: 7/31/2011 12:22:48 PM
Location: Squaw Valley, CA
Slow moving ball of light.
I've lived here for about 6 years now and I'm a sky gazer. For the past 4 weeks or so, I have been seeing strange lights in the northern sky. I've only seen one at a time. They look like bright stars, but they are moving slowly in the sky. I only see them for a few seconds before they completely just disappear.
Last nights sighting was a little different. This time it was closer and it flared and then disappeared. In the 6 years I've lived here, I have never seen these before. They are not airplanes. I see airplanes all the time in the night sky and I know the flight patterns. These are just balls of light that appear and disappear. They don't blink, or pulse, other than the one that flared brighter before it disappeared.
Occurred : 7/18/2011 21:30
Reported: 7/18/2011 11:06:24 PM
Location: Turlock, CA
Four lights moving in the Ca Valley Sky
Just before 9:30pm my wife and I took our puppy out to the back yard for his night time bathroom break. We live in the country so sky watching is just something we like to do.
While waiting I noticed a silvery light moving fast across the east horizon line. The speed of it caught my attention. I pointed it out to my wife and then we notice 3 more as we began to look around. They were almost directly above us. The 3 were moving towards each other when we noticed them. One was moving some what straight from a Southernly direction to a Northern direction. One that looked like it was coming from the northern direction was moving erratically (like jumping from spot to spot. It was also more bright than the others) but mostly head Southernly towards the one coming from the South.
The third just kind of appeared out out no where and seemed to be coming from the West. All 3 looked like they were going to collide.
My wife got excited because she thought they were g! oing to crash! But it looked more like they passed right through each other.
After crossing paths or whatever they did, the one headed more Northernly seem to pick up speed very fast and quickly disappeared into the North direction. The brighter one from the North was still headed southernly but slowed and stopped for about 1 min.
The one that came in from the West instantly turned 90 degrees Northernly (but was more N/W in direction) at the point of meeting for the three. It kept the same speed the entire time. It wasn't fast, but it wasn't slow! We watched it till it faded off into the sky.
The brighter one that stopped, just disappeared where it was. It looked bigger too compared to the other ones and most of the stars that are in the sky.
The other two seemed to be about the same size and brightness. I would size them comparable with the majority of the small stars in the sky. Big enough to see, but too small to see any detail. Not like you would see if it were an airpl! ane, you can see its flashing lights.
Can only say they looked like w hite lights just like most stars look like, other than they were moving.
Occurred : 7/18/2011 11:45 (Entered as : 7/18/2011 11:45)
Reported: 7/19/2011 2:07:16 PM 14:07
Location: Los Banos (approx 10 miles east of), CA
3 Bright lights along highway 152 east of Los Banos, very close to the ground
I was driving along highway 152 traveling west, when approximately 10-15 miles outside of the town of Los Banos, I saw a green bright light fly across the highway a mile in front of me. As it passed and it turned and looked as if two white lights had been shot off out of it almost.
It proceeded to to turn make a tight turn to pass over the highway once again. It passed over the highway and then proceeded to drop very low to the ground, still continuing forward. Low enough that I could remember seeing the ground lit up from its light. The reflection of the light allowed me to see what I believe was that the lights where actually connected to one another (i.e., that the craft was a bigger object with these three lights at the points).
After flying low to the ground for a short distance it gently curved back up and achieved more alluded ((sic. Altitude?)) and turned left.
I was driving along 152 heading west, and all this occurred in the span of about 3-5 minutes. I could still see the craft in my side view/rear view mirrors, as I continued down 152. The object looked to be staying in the same area.
I was in the car by myself at the time, but there were other drivers both east and west bound along 152.
Occurred : 7/13/2011 13:00
Reported: 7/16/2011 11:35:33 PM
Location: Coarsegold, CA
UFO Sighting on the way up to the mountains on a road trip with family
This photo is not a fake or altered....I took this photo on a road trip to the mountains...with ((husband's name deleted)) & the kids....we were with 3 kids in the back seat...as I was taking photos...I saw one silver grey disk hoovering in the clouds......so I took a photo of it with my cell phone.
At that moment...I turned around to check on the kids, who were fussing...and when I turned around to take another photo of the disk...IT WAS GONE!...just that fast.
I don't know how to do any altering of photos.
Occurred : 7/5/2011 00:38
Reported: 7/15/2011 1:55:16 PM
Location: Fresno, CA
Strange lights/UFO's over Fresno,Ca near the airport.
On July 5th, 2011, at 12.:38 am my son and I were in our backyard talking. we live about 4 miles from the Fresno airport and were watching airplanes and police helicopters in the shy that night. People have been lighting off illegal firworks and we were watching the show.
As we were looking up, I saw a large triangle craft moving slowly to the south-west towords the airport. I was standing facing the same direction, when my son spoted another set of lights that looked like bright orbs. There was 3 of them and moving south-east of our home.
The large triangeled changed colors form white to red to blue then back to white, then started to fly way faster than anything else that was in the shy that night and was out of sight in about 4 seconds. The orbs also changed color. Red,white and then back to red.
We could see other airplanes flying into the Fresno airport and taking off, but nothing could fly without making a sound.
We waited to see if the Air National Guard would send jets to the area of these objects, but nothing. We have seen other unexplained lights over the greater Fresno/Clovis area for the last couple of months, but nothing like this. The orbs stayed on the same course, but came together as one light and disapeared straight up.
There were at least 3 helicopters and multiple airplanes that night, but nothing moved or looked like those lights we saw that night.
Occurred : 7/3/2011 21:00
Reported: 7/2/2011 10:20:37 PM
Location: Fresno, CA
My boyfriend and I see these same ones a lot. He came in, telling me to come and look.
It was a bright light to the east, a little southeast.
We watch it for longer than they usually stick around. It moved slightly up and down as it was moving across the sky at the speed slower than an airplane. Then it dimmed.
It was about dusk. A lot of fireworks going off so I'm hoping someone else may report it, as well. My first report although I've seen many. I think we have something that makes us more aware. Not sure how no one else sees these.
My little boy Has witness them with us as well although I'm not sure he understands why he saw.
Occurred : 6/29/2011 22:55
Reported: 6/29/2011 11:25:19 PM
Location: Visalia, CA
Bright light that disapeared
Light came from northwest going southeast. It looked like a plane at first. The light was getting brighter with no flashing lights.
It passed over head at about 1000 feet or the height of a low flighing plane with absolutly no sound at all. It just disappered after it passed over us.
This was at 10:05 pm. It was definatly not a plane.
Occurred : 6/29/2011 04:00
Reported: 6/29/2011 4:52:12 AM
Location: Porterville, CA
disk shaped object getting brighter and dissapearing also moved a little.
There was one disk shaped object we observed for about 45 minutes that would disappear and get brighter. It seemed to move a little it also looked like the lights consisted of many white lights and a couple red lights.