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UFO Sighting Report


September, 1977


Arcata, California, United States


1 city block from my home in rural Manila, a small community on the peninsula of Humboldt Bay near Eureka and Arcata, CA. There were 2 box-kite metal, dark grey with shiny windows around the tops and lights on all sides and top and bottom. I had a friend with me too.

Date Reported:

4/14/2013 6:38:02 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



10 min

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

There were 2 of them. They were the same size and dimensions and colors, exact matches. They were about 6 to 8 ft tall and around 4-5 feet wide --looking like box kites. They were a sold mass with some kind of dark grey metal on the bottom half and very top part, but there were shiny dark grey window-like areas on the mid upper level. There were lights of red, yellow, green and possible blue on tops and bottoms (one only each) and lights of these colors on each side of both of them. I can't remember where each color was.

Size of Object(s)

At least 6 to 10 ft tall maybe and 4 to 6 ft wide.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Distance from us: 15 to 20 ft maybe and altitude was hovering about 5 ft off the road.

Description of Area / Surroundings

rural area on the Samoa peninsula across the Bay from Eureka a city of 30,000. There are 2 communities on this 7 mile long peninsula. They are Samoa (around 1,000 people) and Manila (around 1000 people). They are 3 miles apart and 3 miles to Arcata and the Arcata bottoms. The peninsula has the bay on one side and Pacific ocean on the other. There are massive dunes all up and down the peninsula some with massive sized dunes and as large as a mile wide ( from Bay to Ocean). There are massive very old woodlands with much foilage. Many wildflowers cover the dunes once again as we have save them from beach buggies, etc.

Full Description & Details

We left my home in rural Manila where my home was surrounded by much land and dunes when about a city block away we (my friend and I) saw a supposed helicoptor sitting on the hill in front of us. It was an incredible sight! two box-kite looking metal , dark grey with shiny darkened window surrounding the tops. There was different colored lights on each side and both top and bottom and there was no sound at all. After about 20 sec. they sped off very quicky , again no sound, but the light were signalling each other. We followed them as they sped off over the Bay, Humboldt Bay to Eureka Ca. , small town of 30,000 people. they disappeared from us as we went into town to make a call to the local radio station to report this sighting. Manila where I once lived was then a small village of maybe 1,000 people and much space, now it's doubled in size. This whole episode took maybe 15 minutes and I've never forgotten. I got in touch with the UFO people somewhere in CA and they gave info to Chicago's national ufo place and I sent them a picture I drew of them.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Absolutely not!!!!! I was living as a very young single mother with a 2 yr old child on 3 acres and our home was in the middle very alone. I was fearful of this encounter because of the strangeness of it. I will never forget this.

Witness Background

I have been disabled for 20 yrs with a bad back from a work accident and live on a fixed income@ present. I worked as a waitress, medical nurse and clerk in a fabric store, not to mention a stint @ cutting hair and doing perms for a few yrs.I have a B.A in Fine Arts and am active as an artist when I care to.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

With the advent of the internet I have just now today decided to start my quest. I believe they are real and are not of this world, mother earth! Unless of coarse the gov't is covering up this information for the populace. I want to know. i have a right to know.

Other Comments

I have seen another UFO with several people around 15 yrs ago. The object was MASSIVE and round and several colorful lights surrounding it. If you want I will describe this. I know of other sightings too, accounts from family and friends.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Bay Area and Chicago, Ill

Your Location: 

Arcata, CA. USA`



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