San Miguel, CA

California National Guardsman says UFO made impossible 90-degree turns

Roger Marsh
Witness created this map to show object direction.Credit: Google

A California witness at San Miguel reported watching a fast-moving, sphere-shaped object make impossible directional changes instantly at about 4 a.m. on May 1, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

“While conducting training with the California Army National Guard out of Camp Roberts California, a fellow guardsman and I observed an unidentified object making incredible movements in the sky,” the reporting witness stated.

“We were conducting pre-checks for our trucks - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. I looked up at the night sky to observe the stars while waiting for the ignition wait light in the truck to turn off. When I looked up, I saw what appeared to be a shooting star flying from southwest to northeast. The object was moving very fast and pulsed moderately. It appeared bright with white color, and at a distance far enough away to not have a distinct shape, only appearing as a dot in the sky. I then stated to my partner standing next to me, ‘Look, a shooting star,’ to which he stopped and looked up toward the object.

“The object then crossed into what would be the northeast portion of the sky, slightly dimmed, and without slowing made an immediate change of direction westward. The object regained its original luminosity immediately after the change in direction, traveled for no longer than half a second at the same speed in the westward direction, and then again changed direction northbound.

“This second change in direction was the same as the first without the object dimming before the change in direction. After the northbound change in direction, the object continued north until it appeared to dim and ultimately faded out of our visual range, though again did not change color while dimming.

“The changes in direction were in the literal sense immediate. There was no curve in its path. The change in direction was akin to a pool ball striking the side of a pool table and bouncing off in a new direction.

“The entire sighting lasted no more than five seconds. Once the object faded away, both my partner and I confirmed with each other what we had observed. The skies were clear, dark, and had no ambient light pollution where we were located.”

Camp Roberts is a California National Guard post in central California located on both sides of the Salinas River in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network MUFON).
Aerial view of where the witness was located.Credit: Google

Abrupt Aerial Maneuvers

One of the most common UFO traits is the ability of the object to make 90-degree turns instantly without slowing down or moving in a curve motion, according to data from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The following similar report is from my book, UFO Cases of Interest: 2018 Edition.

Triangle UFO follows Washington witness
Witness image.Credit: Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)

A Washington witness at Sunnyside reported a slow-moving, triangle-shaped object that followed his vehicle along a rural roadway, according to testimony in MUFON Case 83989.

The witness had just gotten off work and was driving home at 10:50 p.m. on May 25, 2017, when the incident began.

“I take the back roads home and got on Factory Road outside of Sunnyside, Washington,” the witness stated. “After about three minutes or so traveling down the road, I noticed an orange light near two red lights in a triangular pattern. The orange light was blinking.”

The witness immediately thought the object was a Chinook helicopter.

“I found it strange how low it was to the ground and the lack of sound. I also noticed it was traveling a bit fast to be a helicopter. It flew from south to north.”

The witness then thought that the object might be a drone.

“My speed was about 50 mph, though I was slowing down not wanting to get too close to the object. It crossed the road in front of me and then I proceeded to pass it. I found it too strange – it grabbed my curiosity. An oncoming car passed me, and once it did I pulled into a dirt driveway and turned around – doing a U-turn. I quickly drove back and found that it was out in the same area I had left it.”

The witness then slowed down in the middle of the road with no place to pull over.

“I simply stopped in the middle of the road – now able to see a mile in front of me and behind me. I was facing west with my back to the east. It seemed to stop flying south and began to fly west.”

The witness quickly reached for his smartphone and pulled up the camera app.

“I began to record as I drew closer. This was when I noticed a white light, much like a star starting to fly down from above it and near the object. It quickly got my attention as it quickly stopped again and turned 90 degrees and flew south across the road again. Once it had done this, it began to fly west.”

The object was then flying parallel to the road and began to make the witness afraid.

“Though it stopped and then began to fly northwest from its location towards me, I became overwhelmed with fear knowing this wasn't a plane or a helicopter. Having both my windows down, I would have heard something. I threw my phone in the passenger seat and began to speed off. As I began to pass it, I came as close as I ever was to the object.”

The witness described the object.

“It was a gray triangle, with three orange lights and one red, glowing light in the middle with two small, green lights near the rear. It was hovering. I am now driving back from where I had come from – heading into Sunnyside on Factory Road. I reached a speed of 97 mph and quickly began to slow down. I felt safer near town, though, now that it was nearly 11 p.m. and no one would be around.”

But that safe feeling quickly dissolved.

“I turned left onto Hanford Road, and before getting to Yakima Valley Highway, I turned left onto another road that was near a car dealership and stopped again to see if I could ​see the object. It was flying west again and was in the same light configuration as when I first saw it – with one blinking, orange light, and two red ones. I watched it fly for a short time before it began to fly southwest and I didn't want it getting too close again. I got back onto Hanford Road and onto Yakima Valley Highway driving towards Grandview.”

But once the witness arrived home and got out of his vehicle, he saw the craft again.

“It had followed me approximately six miles and was flying southeast, though, I did not turn and I watched it fly in that direction until it was out of sight. I thought about following it but didn't want to push my luck as I began to feel afraid again. When I reviewed the video I recorded, the object was not captured due to it being too dark outside, and had stopped recording without me pressing pause as I passed the object.”
Witness illustration.Credit: Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)

Case Notes

Washington MUFON State Director James Clarkson investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

“I would point out this case was near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,” Clarkson stated in his report. “Given the highly unusual shape and lighting configuration, and the lack of sound when the witness had parked his car with all of the windows down, I am classifying this case as a true UAV with a highly credible witness.”

Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, Washington, population 15,858. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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