A California scientist and licensed pilot reports a silent, “triangular, delta-shaped pattern of four lights” that blocked out the stars on June 13, 2009, as it passed overhead, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
“It crossed from the zenith to the local skyline which here is about 30 degrees up or so as we are at the bottom of a hill where it passed out of view,” the witness stated. “It flew much faster than the large jetliners which fly a similar approach path into San Jose.”
The sighting was most unusual due to the silence.
“What really struck me about it was that it was absolutely silent, meaning it would have had to be extremely high or if a low flying aircraft be extremely quiet.”
The witness tried to rule out other man made objects.
“If it was a formation of low earth orbiting satellites it was remarkable in the fact that it would have that particular arrangement, and it shouldn’t have blocked out the stars. If it was some sort of experimental airship, I imagine it should be much noisier if it was flying low enough to appear that large and move that rapidly. It did not appear to display any other unusual characteristics other than it’s apparent size and rapidity, nor did it deviate from an apparently straight flight path.”
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