Camino, California UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83495
Date of the Sighting 2017-04-26 01:15
Date Submitted 2017-05-03 03:53 (Reported 7 Days Later)
Time Zone America/Los Angeles
Source MUFON
Summary I was driving east on hwy 50 and noticed a pulsating light behind the trees that eventually moved directly over the highway and then disappeared. it was 1:15 am and it was me and one other person in the car who saw it.
Tags sound lights flash

Sighting Location

City Camino
Region California
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 95667
Latitude 38.73019
Longitude -120.79829
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 101-500 Feet
Alititude Treetop
Sighting Duration 00:03:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Hovering then path
Object Shape Triangle

Weather Details

Max Temp 53°F / 12°C
Mean Temp 50°F / 10°C
Min Temp 48°F / 9°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 4 Miles / 7 Kilometers
Min Visibility – Miles / – Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 8574 other sightings in California
• There has been one other sighting in Camino
• There have been 4 other sightings in the postal code 95667
• There have been 84 other sightings near Camino
• There were no other sightings in or near Camino on 2017-04-25

Sighting Details

My girlfriend and i were on our way home and driving on highway 50- east in placerville (where we both live). we were approaching the part of the highway where the speed limit changes to 40 mph because you are going through downtown. we both noticed a light in the distance behind the trees on our left. it was just one dot of orange light that would get brighter and then fade and turn slightly yellow looking. it was around 1:15 am on april 26, 2017, so there was no one else on the road. i slowed down to about 25 mph to try and get enough time to see it before it disappeared behind the trees. after watching this object for about a minute we went around a corner and lost sight of it. when we came all the way around the corner the object moved away from the trees and began to move across the highway towards the parking garage. we noticed that it now looked like three bright orangeish yellow lights, and was clearly some sort of object. the placement of the lights made me think it was triangular in shape. it was not an airplane because it’s lights were very large, and not flashing. i also rolled down my window, and even though the object was no more than 200 feet away from our car- there was no sound at all. i turned into the parking garage and raced to the top floor to try and get a good view of it, but by the time we got to the top this object was gone. it must have been able to accelerate at an incredible speed to be completely gone from sight in the 60 seconds or so it took me to get to the third floor of the parking garage. i also feel that it wasn’t some kind of drone or toy, because i could tell that it was at least 15 feet wide (based on surrounding objects). my conclusion is that it wasn’t any kind of conventional aircraft, like a plane. i’ve lived near the placerville airport for the past couple years and can easily spot what plane lights look like. this object was not a plane.

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