Federal authorities said today there has been no “unusual flight activity” in California despite a flurry of reports by civilians in several cities who believe they saw strange lights in the sky on New Years morning.
“I seen like six bright orange colored lights,” Kaye Pinlac of Stockton told ABCNews affiliate News 10. “They were almost like in a diamond or triangle shape. It was weird. And so they started just separating.” Pinlac captured a video of the lighted object on his iPhone.
More witnesses across California reported similar sightings around the same time, including from Sacramento and Auburn.
“Well, we saw it right through the trees,” Steven Brown from Sacramento told News 10.
“It was bright enough to shine directly through the trees without any problem seeing it,” he said. “Whatever it was moved up and to the left… It hovered there for probably about 60 seconds, then it took off at a high rate of speed.”
Auburn residents Terry and Hans Mauth told News 10 described similar sightings that happened on New Year’s Eve. “No sound, no blinking lights, just this big illuminated form,” said Terry Mauth.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said there were no reports of UFOs.
“There was no unusual flight activity reported Tuesday night,”Gregor told ABCNews.com today.
The reports came few days after the discovery of a crop circle in Salinas, Calif., which also sparked speculation that were UFO related.