Enclosed you'll find the photographs I mentioned in the email, which
were taken some time early afternoon on the 5th. These were all the
shots we were able to get of the "mothership", as I have taken to
calling it, during a sighting that lasted probably around a minute
or so. Now for the story!
First of all, I've been a long-time fan of C3C and have been
listening since before even Noory hosted. Of course I'm very
familiar with your work as well and am quite honored to be able to
submit something that I feel is of value 10 an ongoing investigation
of yours! 1 caught up with the "Chad drone" story about a week after
everyone else due to a backpacking trip that kept me away from the
radio (also in Big Basin, interestingly enough)* but I've been
hooked ever since and am still besides myself with amazement that I
suddenly find myself involved in it first hand!
On the 5th of this month, 1 was on a mountain biking trip with 7
other riders that I often ride with in the Big Basin area near
Saratoga. CA. We were about 20 minutes into it when the most
specular "craft" appeared in the sky above us, maybe two miles away
from where we were. And when I say this thing "appeared" I mean
exactly that h just came out of nowhere! It was routing, slowly, but
often changing direction from clockwise to counter-clockwise
randomly. It might have been moving a little too, but it was hard to
tell from our location. For the most part it was stationary. After a
few seconds it vanished again. It was like a light switch being
turned on and off! There was no special FX transition like on Star
Trek. It didn't shimmer and fade and stuff, it just stopped being
then- in the blink of an eye.
I won't even bother trying to describe this thing in detail because
the photos will do a much better job than I ever could. All I know
is that ii was really* really big and looked like it came from the
same place as Chad's drone. It has the same weird "upside down
jellyfish" thing on the top, and similar looking ring structures.
What was different here, though, was how much more stuff was on it.
It had a ton of different rings, all connected to a big column in
the center, and a big long needle/poker thing coming down from the
center surrounded by big curving lubes. If the drone was like a jet,
this was like an aircraft carrier. I don't have to tell V4HJ that
this thing is intense to behold!!!
We all stopped short and practically went over the damn handlebars!
All 8 of us were frozen. I tried reaching for my camera but wasn't
fast enough. Ii was gone just before 1 was ready to lake a shot.
Normally I keep the camera in a small backpack along with my usual
outdoor stuff, but from that point on I kept it hanging from my
wrist just in case I saw it again. Honestly, I didn't think I would
get another chance, though. Here was the most amazing thing I had
ever wren, and 1 had missed my chance to capture It! All 1 could
think about was how I was going to explain this to everyone else I
knew, trickily we all saw it together, so at least I had that. We
stayed frozen for another few minutes but finally "snapped out of
it" and decided to take a break and regroup.
We spent a good half hour trying to figure out what had just
happened. We all agreed though that whatever it was, on the off
chance that it happen again, we should do our damnedest to
photograph it. I started filling everyone in at that point on the
Chad drone too. Normally I don't
share much C2C stuff with
friends simply because most people I know think it's nutso, but
believe you me, after an experience like this, they were willing to
So we got moving again and about a mile further into our trip it
appeared a second time. This lime it was about a mile closer too,
which told us that it was stationary. So that of course gave us the
idea to get as close as we could to it! But it was just there for a
moment that time. Within like 3 seconds it was gone. By the way I
should mention that it made no sound when it appeared and
disappeared. However, the mothership itself was making a noise when
it was visible. If I remember, Chad describes a kind of low rumbling
with hisses and crackles.
This craft wasn't so much like that.
It was more like a really low, kind of subsonic vibration with what
sounded like really, really high pitched "clicking" noises on a
regular interval, Like maybe every 5 seconds or so. It was super
faint though, you almost had to hold your breath to bear it (which I
was able to do for about 10-20 seconds before it vanished again).
Another two miles or so and the third
appearance hit. This time we were right near it! We were working our
way up the mountain and were right on the edge when it happened. And
it hung there for at least a good minute or so, during which time |
got all the pictures I could! All it really did was rotate. Ii was
moving very slowly as well but not much activity. It appeared a
fourth time, about an hour later, but this time for literally like a
split second. We didn't see it again after (hat* Sol finally had my
pictures, even if I nearly fell off the side of the damn mountain to
Now here's the really strange pan. One of the guys I ride with works
for a bay area newspaper and had some very interesting things to say
about this. Although he was just as blown away by this as we were,
it turns out that this was not the first time he had been made aware
of it. Apparently about a year ago, a couple reports came in from
Somewhere in Saratoga about basically the same thing. This
gigantic thing just appears in the area and then switches off like a
Also, he received at least one
photograph at the ______________________ was clear enough to be
undoubtedly the same thing we just have seen. So of course we all
ask him why we've never heard of this thing! He then goes on to
inform us that in no uncertain terms, they were told to ignore the
story entirely!! So he said I could send it to any media outlet I
want but that in all likelihood it would just be ignored. So that's
why I'm sending it to the one place I know will always cover stuff
like this! I'm trying to find out now if he'd be willing to appear
on the show to discuss this in detail I really do get the feeling
that he's willing to talk about this. He isn't the kind of guy who
likes to be pushed around, so I assure you he's not happy about
having storks silenced!