A California witness at Rancho Cordova reported watching a disc-shaped object hovering 20 feet above the ground while others in the area seemed not to notice, according to testimony in Case 83576 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness and his fiance were leaving a restaurant on Folsom Boulevard at Hazel Avenue at 8:30 p.m. on May 4, 2017, when the incident began.
“I spotted the object at about 45-degrees from the horizon in the south,” the witness stated. “The weather was overcast and cloudy with winds from the west at 10-15 mph. When I first saw it, I thought it was a helicopter because of the green flashing lights that at first looked like navigational lights.”
The witness described the object.
“The object had a dark, matte grey or black finish and was silhouetted well against the clouds. It descended to a level where it was obscured by the parking lot tree and then descended to full view across the street. The completely silent object was approximately 60-foot in diameter, saucer-shaped with three white lights on the west facing side and a red glow underneath.”
The object stopped descending and hovered about 20 feet from the ground about 180 feet away from the witness.
“The object showed no visible signs of propulsion nor did it disturb the vegetation in anyway. At this point my fiancé wanted me to take a picture, so I sent her for my phone in the car. It seems as if the UFO knew she was coming back with a phone because it started moving off as soon as it was in her hand.”
The witness quickly noticed another odd element of the situation.
“We found it strange that no one else seemed to notice it even though there were other people in the parking lot with us and cars passing by. I was completely memorized by how smooth it moved and how it was unaffected by the wind. When she got back to me I had walked to the corner of Folsom and Hazel so as not to lose sight of it. It glided away smoothly into the Aerojet property.”
California MUFON Assistant State Director Devlin Rugne investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown UAV.