A California witness at La Mesa pulled over to get a better look at a “grayish-colored, blimp or cigar-shaped object seen in the southwest skies in full daylight” on April 17, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
“It was just hovering above the tree tops in the distance,” the witness stated. “I pulled my car over to try and get a better look and it started to move very slowly.”
The witness described the object’s movement.
“Twice it kind of rotated to a 45 degree angle, hovered like that, and then it straightened back out and kept up its crawling pace. It was not shaped like a plane, but rather like a blimp or a cigar. It was so far away I was having a hard time watching it, really.”
The witness attempted to take photos of the object, but states that they did not come out well. The witness speculated as to what the object could have been.
“Now, it could very well have been a blimp, I have no clue, but do blimps rotate at 45 degree angles and hover? I would like to know this, and I looked on the Internet to see if I could find anything about blimps flying over San Diego and I couldn’t find anything.”
Please note: Photos depicted are not from the witness. The cited photos are only intended to show a cigar-shaped UFO.