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California witness videotapes low flying triangle UFO

A California witness at Rancho Cordova reported watching and videotaping a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO that moved toward his vehicle and passed just 50 feet above at 5:43 p.m. on December 13, 2015, according to testimony in Case 73133 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness began videotaping what appeared to be a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO on December 13, 2015. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
The witness began videotaping what appeared to be a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO on December 13, 2015. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness and his family were leaving Rancho Cordova and had gotten on a freeway when they first noticed what appeared to be a triangular-shaped craft in the distance.

“In a few seconds, as we got onto the highway, the object had completely changed directions and was heading in our path,” the witness stated.“All of a sudden it was about 50 feet above our car and it went off in the distance heading west when all of a sudden it sped up to incredible speeds and left.”

The UFO appeared to be hovering at first. The object then moved directly over them at an estimated altitude of only 50 feet. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness submitted one piece of video with the report, which was filed with MUFON on December 14, 2015. MUFON California is investigating the case.

Rancho Cordova is about 13 miles directly east of Sacramento, California. (Credit: Google Maps)

Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, population 64,776. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I saw a similar craft last night (Dec 24) flying very very slowly heading northeast above Vallejo/Fairfield California. It seemed quite high in the sky and had a intensely lit lighting that seemed to quickly blink around it. I am very familiar with airline lighting and military craft from Travis and this wasn’t similar to those. Thing craft moved almost at a halting pace and didn’t seem to be so high like a high flying jet would look to move slowly away from you if you watched it. This thing seemed to hang in the air and move more slowly than anything I’ve ever seen.

    Hope somebody else saw it.

  2. “DAD!!! PULL-THE-F#@K-OVER!!!! Damn!” LOL, It does make you wonder… ‘COULD have been an excellent source OR just a low-flying airplane, in a banking maneuver…

    “The World May [Will] Never Know.” -Voice-Over Guy, After the Owl eats the sucker.

  3. Late i know, in the UK around 2010, i saw an isosceles triangle banking to the sky, over a field i was camping in at the time. It was travelling at a reasonable rate, then stopped dead right above. It had three white, circular lights, on each point, these lights must have been massive, all of which did not flash nor blink, and a bigger, solid red cicular light in the centre.
    The way it just stopped in the sky, literally right above our heads was so shocking. This thing was extremely low, if it was the size of a normal airliner plane that is, such as a 747, this thing was wayyyy under a hundred feet in the air, although its hard to reference. Either that, or this thing must have been hundreds of feet long if it was any higher, it was no where near as high as a passenger jet, nor a prop plane, you cant compare this thing to any thing i have seen. How can something that big, of that shape stop dead in the sky? It was completely silent. No trails, no motion when it stopped. There are other parts of the story, of which i do not wish to talk about, as its quite distressing to think about, it causes me alot of stress and confusion trying to grasp what i saw. I really do question whats going on in my mind, its engrained into my brain, i will never forget, It was almost as though it wanted me to see it.
    It then accelerated and banked out of sight at a rate of which i have never seen before.
    It torments me, i have been searching for answers, i have only ever told one friend, and he pretty much took the mick, made me out to be some looney. It really bothers me, kind of wish i never experienced it, although on a personal level, i am blessed to have had this experience.
    My guess, is that this is some sort of black project, maybe an american project. It had no markings, was totally smooth, and in a dark blue sky, this thing was so black, you couldnt miss it.
    I have another friend, who does not know i had this experience as i never disclosed, he actually saw a black triangle, of the same description down to a tee. I dont want to disclose my location, he didnt directly tell me, but i have stumbled accross his report on MUFON and other websites, describing the same experience, when searching for black triangle sightings in my area. He is a very close friend, he never talks about this to any one, he is clueless that i have seen his report, it really freaks me out in a way. He saw it about a mile from where i saw it, on the same year, also same time of year. He doesnt even know, that i know he witnessed this craft. 100% genuine this is an all, i have no reason to tell porkys, i dont watch the X files, nor do i have any theory as to what was manning this thing. What i do have now though, is a keen interest in physics and maths, this totally rocked my world, and changed my perspective. I am still searching for answers, and hope that one day i may find out. Then i will be at peace. It almost haunts me to this day. Every week at some point, i search for sightings and reports. Probably always will. Hope some body reads this, hope it makes you think. I also hope that you can see this is geniune. Wish i had answers, but for now i will keep looking to the sky, i will keep on questioning how and why. Maybe i might never know, but i know for sure that i will make discoveries along the way. I will learn something as a human being.

  4. I really understand exactly what your saying and feeling about these strange flying ships.They are hundreds of years ahead of our technology no doubt!

    I just saw a black triangle fly over my home Friday night it was Earth shattering expirence!

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