Hans Mauth sketched the UFO he saw New Year's Eve
SACRAMENTO - From Placer County to the Hollywood Hills, people reported seeing mysterious lights in the sky on New Year's Eve.
Terry and Hans Mauth of Auburn said they watched a large egg-shaped object with a bright light shining upward drift over their neighborhood, then suddenly accelerate.
"There was no sound, that's the funny thing," Terry said. "Just this big illuminated form."
Steven Brown of Sacramento reported a similar sighting above Belle Cooledge Park.
"Whatever it was moved up and to the left," he explained. "It hovered there for probably about 60 seconds, then it took off at a high rate of speed."
Kaye Pinlac of Stockton reported seeing multiple glowing objects that appeared in a formation.
"They were almost in a diamond or triangle shape," he said. "Then they just started separating."
Pinlac provided a link to a YouTube video posted Wednesday that he says showed a very similar pattern over the Hollywood Hills just after midnight, about the same time he watched the lights over Stockton.
Some News10 viewers said the lights might have been floating luminaria light bags, a suggestion dismissed by Terry Mauth.
"It was too huge to be a birthday balloon or something like that," she said. "And it moved too quickly."
The lights in the sky were apparently not seen by any pilots or air traffic controllers. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said there was no unusual flight activity reported Tuesday night.
by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net