Santa Cruz

December 31st 1998

Santa Cruz, California

December 31, 1998, 3:00 AM

My sighting was on the morning of December 31, 1998. Once again we had been visiting for Christmas. We were on our way home, had stopped in Santa Cruz for the night, and had hit the road again at 3:00 AM.

At 3:15 AM we were on Highway 17 about six miles north of Santa Cruz. The sky was overcast, but the cloud bottoms were lit up from the city. A triangular craft but with the corners squared off passed over us at about 45 degrees and at altitude I would estimate as 2500 to 3000 AGL. I would estimate the craft to have been 300 feet long on a side with perhaps 30 windows (lights ?). down the side which were dim, and three lights on the blunt edges, white with a blue one in the center. It was very striking as there were no surface details, and the bottom of the craft was intensely black, much darker than the mountains it passed over.

Speed was around 50 kts or slower. It was not a conventional aircraft or free balloon, all the edges were razor straight, no lights on the bottom surface. It traveled blunt edge first, which I thought aerodynamically odd. I was driving at the time, no place to pullover, but I watched it for about 15 seconds on and off until it rose into the cloud base.


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