Please help me explain this. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable and realistic explanation for it.
On Friday night, April 9th, 2004, at about 11:17pm PST, I was traveling northbound on the US-101. I was right next to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and was about to make my way to the US-380 entrance.
It was slightly foggy and overcast; no stars were visible. There were still numerous commuters and drivers on the highway. I had just finished a late dinner with a coworker and was heading home to call it a night.
I looked up at the sky. Right in front of me, and a bit to the left, I noticed a large collection of blinking lights. Most were red and blue, with a few tiny white ones as well. There must have been about a dozen of these lights, all haphazardly arranged in a thick line, like lights on a Christmas tree.
Perpendicular to those flashing red and blues, were a more organized, yet faint, double-column of red lights. Both set of lights were arranged so that the flashing red and blues made up the top bar of a T, and the faint reds were the stem.
A few smaller white and red lights adorned the space in between and filled up the T so that its whole vaguely resembled a triangle.
There was a radio tower nearby with a single red light. This collection of blinking lights hovered not far from it. The blinking lights appeared to be slowly moving too.
I wondered if I should pull out my phonecam and take a picture. But I doubted that it was strong enough to capture these lights amongst the headlines and city lights all around me.
As the blinking lights faded into the mist, I looked at the clock; it read 11:19pm. This whole experience almost made me miss the entrance to the US-380. I swerved over just in time.
I turned on the radio to various news stations, but didn’t hear anything about anyone seeing anything odd.
What the hell did I just see??
Maybe it was a collection of airplanes flying in formation? I was near the airport, after all.
But why would so many planes fly in such a formation on a Friday night?
Maybe it was a collection of helicopters? It was hovering and holding its position fairly well. During the daytime, a few months back, I did see a helicopter flying in that area, carrying steel beams for a construction site.
But why would a construction site be active at night? There were no well-lit areas to help guide the helicopters.
Maybe it was a reflection against my windshield of an accident somewhere behind me that I didn’t see earlier?
But with that many lights, it would have to be an enormous accident. How could I miss such an enormous accident?
Maybe these lights were police cars and fire engines on the big hill with the “South San Francisco” sign?
But the big hill isn’t that tall; certainly not up to where I saw these lights.
Maybe I ate the wrong kind of food at dinner and was hallucinating?
But it was just Mediterranean food. I don’t do drugs and have never hallucinated in my life.
Maybe the clouds were at such a density that they were reflecting lights from somewhere else?
But why weren’t other lights being reflected as well?
Maybe they were a collection of weather balloons?
But why send up weather balloons into a cloudy Friday night?
Or maybe… I should wear an aluminum foil hat so that the aliens can’t read my thoughts, then place cups of water all around my room and a bat next to my bed.
I know that my imagination can sometimes run wild, but I’m at an utter loss to explain what I just saw. I wish I was joking about this too, but I’m not. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable and realistic explanation for it though. But I sure can’t think of one.
Have you ever seen a UFO?