10/2/2013 8:01:59 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
When I viewed the object, it was directly above me and I saw only the underside. The object was round and approx. 40 to 50 in diameter. It was a shiny silver and very smooth. I did not notice any markings, scratches or dents. The perimeter of the craft was ringed in multicolor lights. I remember red, yellow, blue and white. The lights were steady and did not blink. The center of the object had a rounded area that protruded slightly. I'm not very clear on this. The craft was COMPLETELY silent.
Size of Object(s)
30 to 40 feet - relative and actual
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
Distance and height - approx 25 feet
Description of Area / Surroundings
Rural mountain town of roughly 14 square miles with a small lake at its center. Approximate population at the time was 7,000 with 3,000 households. The terrain is covered with pine trees. Known as a weekend tourist destination it was very quiet during the week.
Full Description & Details
My friend and I were walking near her home at approximately 10 pm. The town in which we lived is in the mountains of Southern California at an elevation of 5,400 ft and is a well-populated area. We were just a few hundred feet away from her home and were talking as we walked. All of a sudden, we both stopped walking and looked up in to the sky. It was strange because I don't remember any noise or actions that would draw our attention skyward. I only remember looking up and seeing this object silently hovering directly above us, just above the tree line. My friend and I stared at it for a few seconds(?), looked at each other and without speaking a word, simultaneously turned and walked quickly to her home. We didn't run although I remember feeling terrified by what we had just seen. We went directly to sleep and did not talk about what we had seen. In fact, we did not talk about the experience until almost twenty years had passed. I had buried the incident completely in my mind and it wasn't until she brought it up years later that I remembered it. But when I did remember, every detail returned as clearly as the night it occurred. What puzzles me most is that this object, which was a good size and covered in lights, was not seen by anyone else although we lived just outside town, on a street containing dozens of houses and it was not that late at night. I don't know how long we were outside...we had walked down the street so that we could smoke a cigarette (we were teenagers at the time) and had only planned on being gone from the house for less than 30 minutes. But when we returned to my friends house, her mother was angry - as if we were gone a long time.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I am an Accounting and Tax Manager at a small privately owned business. I hold an AAB degree and am currently enrolled in a BBA program.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Have memories from early childhood of strange experiences and irrational fear of the night sky. Have always believed in U.F.O.'s and searched for information about them.
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