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Low flying cylinder UFO reported over California

A California witness at Lincoln reported watching a fast moving, cylinder-shaped object that crossed the horizon in about eight seconds, according to testimony in Case 82671 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was sitting at a northbound stop light at 2:45 p.m. on March 16, 2017, and observed the object moving from the northeast to the northwest at a very high rate of speed.

Witness included this image said to look like the object seen over Lincoln. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness included this image said to look like the object seen over Lincoln. (Credit: MUFON)

“Object seemed to be bus size – maybe 1,000 – 1,200 feet up,” the witness stated.“Object crossed 60 percent of our horizon in approximately eight seconds. My wife and I both observed the object – she thought it might be a drone, but we didn’t see any type of propulsion.”

The object crossed the sky at an incredible rate of speed. Pictured: Lincoln, CA. (Credit: Google)
The object crossed the sky at an incredible rate of speed. Pictured: Lincoln, CA. (Credit: Google)

The witness is familiar with aircraft.

“We’ve lived on numerous Air Force bases and are familiar with most aircraft.”

California MUFON Field Investigator Shelley Goodman closed this case as an Unknown.

“I spoke to both witnesses,” Goodman stated in her report. “They were at the intersection at 110 Lincoln Blvd, Lincoln, CA,when they both saw the object. He described it as something he’s never seen before.  He was in the Air Force and knows all about aircraft and how fast they move.  This flew through the sky three times faster than any aircraft.  In 5-6 seconds, it covered about 60 percent of the horizon flying from west to the northwest.  It was underneath the cloud cover, so they could see it clearly. He described it like one of those big propane tanks some people have in their backyard flying through the air. There were no emissions and no noise. When it did run through a cloud, none of the cloud moved. He indicated that it was about 30degrees high in the sky and that if you put your hand up, it would have been about as wide as a fingernail.

There were no emissions or noise from the object. Pictured: Lincoln, CA. (Credit: Google)
There were no emissions or noise from the object. Pictured: Lincoln, CA. (Credit: Google)

“She described it very similarly – a huge object flying through the sky at a very high rate of speed.  She thought, ‘What the hell is that?’ She thought at first that it was a drone, but because of the speed there was no way it could have been. She said that there were no flashing lights like an aircraft would have. She could see the sun hit it, but couldn’t be certain of any type of pattern.  After it flew through the sky, it suddenly disappeared.

“Due to the nature of the movements, no natural phenomenon or man-made information applies here.From what was described in the case and after discussing with the witnesses, I’m concluding this case as Unknown – UAV.”

Lincoln is a city in Placer County, California, population 45,837. 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. From what I have read, the internet sources have disappeared, cylinder or cigar shaped ufos are the reptilians who are friendly and have been around for thousands of years. Unlike the triangular ufos which I have read are military and therefore NOT friendly. Feel free to shoot those on sight.

  2. I live South of Lincoln and often sit in my backyard at night just to decompress a bit. Probably 6 or 7 times over the past four or so years I have seen single solid lights that just appears and moves, often fading in and out. Not like blinking, but more like a light that slowly cools when turned off. There are often regular aircraft in the same part of the sky but they are easily distinguishable by their navigation lights, and speed. These other lights are very different in that they have no other lights and can sometimes be seen as an indistinguishable darkened shape moving through the sky. On one occasion, one of the lights moved across the sky then made a 45 degree change in direction.

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