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."
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.