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Date:

1978

Location:

Santa Clarita Valley, California, United States

Summary:

The craft was no higher than 60 feet above us. It was metallic shiny solid and shaped as those you see in movies. It had a upper dome with windows around it.

Date Reported:

9/2/2004 11:11:56 PM

Day/Night: 

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No. of Object(s): 

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Full Description & Details

I have read most UFO reports and encounters but none compare to the experience my wife and I had in the Santa Clarita Valley.

This happened in 1978 but it is something you cannot easily forget and led to me reading and researching all I can find on the subject.

We are not at shy about speaking about it. We were lucky to see what we saw and openly speak about it.

I only wish that we could go through a hypnosis to repeat the experience. Perhaps you can help us on this.

It was a warm summer Friday night and I was standing on the upper deck of the swimming pool, brushing the sides with a long pole and brush attached to it. The pool lights were on. Our kids, were planning to swim the next morning and I wanted the pool clean. My wife and kids were watching television approximately 40 feet from were I stood. It was around 9:30 PM.

As I moved my hands upwards to grab the upper end of the pole something caught my vision. It was a craft approaching at a low altitude perhaps a block away. It had lights on the front portion that clearly did not look like a helicopter. We were used to seeing Sheriff helicopters patrolling over our neighborhood, often flying low or hovering over our pool area to get glances of my wife and her friends laying out. We often waved them off using one finger.

I kept looking at the approaching craft and then realized it was not a helicopter but something very different. I ran to our back door and yelled at my wife and kids to come and see what I was seeing. Only my wife got out and by that time the craft was right above our pool area stationed there. It seemed as if it floated and had a slight wobble as if it were caught in a slight wind.

The craft was no higher than 60 feet above us. It was metallic shiny solid and shaped as those you see in movies. It had a upper dome with windows around it. The body was one solid piece, no obvious connectors. It had ski like device in the upper front but not centered, so it may have been some form of docking device because it was too far forward. I later tried to draw the angles and design of the ski like device and was unsuccessful. I remember that it was a very strange angle and design.

The craft had a window jut bellow the front leading edge of the saucer shape. That window was at least 4 X 8 feet long. We could see bluish/orange glow inside but no occupants. The center of the craft was concave and two rectangular shaped objects were inside the concave area. The height of the craft was the equivalent of a 1 1/2 story house and with a total diameter of approximately 75-80 feet.

The craft tilted forward and downwards and we could see the upper section and could tell the light on top was not reflecting from out swimming pool lights but that it came from crafts skin since there were no other visible lights other than those in the very front or leading edge of saucer shape. I think this is why people report seeing glowing crafts.

My wife, Gloria, kept repeating "oh my god" over and over. I was fixated on details and design. I have to admit that I was somewhat scared but almost frozen staring at something that was not supposed to be there. Like seeing a Greyhound Bus floating over your pool.

The craft was over our house for approximately 30-45 seconds. Afterwards it resumed moving Southeast at about 30-40 MPH and at the same altitude. It never made a sound. I jumped on a 6 foot wall to continue seeing for approximately 3-4 miles.

I told my wife not to speak to go inside draw what she could and then compare notes.

My background includes a Certificate in Group Propulsion Systems. I attended Northrop Institute of Technology planning to be an Aeronautical Engineer but then switched to business. I served as an executive in several Fortune 500 computer companies and was cofounder of two companies. One of my companies had substantial clients in Europe including Kuwait Petroleum International retail operations, Bell South, and software joint ventures in India. I consider myself a serious person who takes this subject very seriously.

I am fully convinced that world governments, including ours, knows very well of the presence of extra-terrestrial visitors to our planet but are afraid to share this with the public.

You may print my name but not my e-mail or phone number:

Name: 

Ed Towers

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Date:

April, 14, 1981

Location:

Mohave, California, United States

Summary:

It was on the day of the first landing of the space shuttle Columbia that I saw eight objects in the western sky

Date Reported:

9/2/2004 3:00:33 PM

Sighting Time: 

5:00 PM

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

1 hour

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

rural/country

Size of Object(s)

The size of a large sun spot

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Somewhere between earth and the sun

Shape of Object(s)

disks & cylinder

Color of Object(s):

dark

Full Description & Details

It was late in the afternoon on the day of the first landing of the space shuttle Columbia. I was a stringer for NBC news and shot the landing from the dry lake bed.

I left Edwards Air Force Base and headed back to the San Joaquin Valley on Highway 99.

Late in the afternoon, I saw something that looked to be a dark spot on the sun.

I pulled over and got out my binoculars. The sun was too bright, so I waited till the sun started to set. Soon, the dust from the earth allowed my binoculars to see what cannot be anything but UFO’s.

First there was the large round ship that I could see with my naked eye and gave me the reason to pull over, (thinking it was a sunspot). When I looked below the large ship, I saw six smaller ships lined up three in a row, like on a dice, all at 45 degree angles. Next to these “dots” was a long dark bar (like a pencil) that was twice the length of the large sun spot ship. All these items were stationary is space between earth and the sun. I did an experiment to see if I was just seeing things. I positioned myself in front of distant telephone poles and placed the UFO’s directly behind them. I watched as the group slowly dropped at the same rate as the sun. They started above the telephone wires and as the sun set they ended up below the telephone wires till they all sunk into the horizon.

These things had to be huge since they were not even close to being on earth and dropped into the horizon at the same rate of the sun.

I am amazed to this day, that no one has reported this and if they have, I would sure like to know about it.

Thank you,

Steven Whetstone

Witness Background

TV producer in Los Angeles

Other Comments

I am sendin you a email with the diagram

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Steven Whetstone

Your Location: 

West Hills Ca. USA

Age: 

51

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Date:

January, 2002

Location:

chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Summary:

Extrmely huge triangle / black no lights / no noise / 2 footballfeilds long from tip to tip

Date Reported:

9/2/2004 12:08:22 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:00am

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

35 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Size of Object(s)

2 football feilds from tip to tip

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

100 feet above our heads

Shape of Object(s)

triangle

Color of Object(s):

black

Full Description & Details

I had a 19 foot boat at that time and my step dad and i where stripper fishing at night during the stripper season. It was extremely freezing cold that night when we noticed off in the distance a storm was coming up fast. we where about 9 miles off shore 3:00am. Lightning was on the horizon flashes where filling the eastern part of the sky. We started to reel in the rigs and we secured them.

I started the boat to try to outrun the rain which was comming in very fast. While in transit back to the shorelines it started to rain very hard, allmost to the point to where we could not see to drive. The rain was hitting us so hard in the face and back that it hurt. I had the throttle down as hard as i could, I had to rely on my skills as a seasoned fisherman to rely only on my compass as the rain was so heavy we could no longer see ahead. Then.......

In a litteral blink of an eye the rain stopped. It stopped so fast i throttled the boat to an abrupt and sudden stop almost throwing my passenger out because what had just beenthe 20 minute rain from hell disoriented me somewhat. we shook off the devestation and looked around the boat cursing. I looked out the boat trying to get visual bearings of shoreline and heard water running or flowing all aroung us.

We could still see it raining all around us but not on us which promted us to look skyward for explainations, When we looked up ;;;;;;;;; OH my God

something was 100 feet over our heads. Rain was falling off the sides. It was triangular shaped with no lights, no sound , nothing. It just stayed there over our heads not moving nor even vibrating. I yelled to my step father what the hell is that thing while i frantically started the boat motoragain. He screamed hurry-up we have to get the hell out of here right now before that thing sees us... I had stated it allready has or it wouldnt be overhead so close. With that said on that very second I floored my boat knocking him off his feet and backwards where he broke the rear seat slamm out the floor braces when he hit them.

It took us over 5 minutes going 40 miles an hour to get out from underneath this thing We dont know if it was following us or what but we did know that we where most likely going to die, we where that terrified. The second we did get out from underneath it all the blinding torrential rain had started again. We looked back from an area we thought it was safe and could see it moving towards the eastern shore side of the bay bridge tunnel.

I went to a web site today that had a triangular shaped UFO sighted and photographed over belgium, and i immediately said upon the picture loading thats it. That picture is the very same aircraft that we saw that night.



Witness Background

Safety Director

Other Comments

Scred the hell out of us

Name: 

robert williams

Your Location: 

portsmouth, va 23707

Age: 

36

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Date:

January, 16, 1995

Location:

Clarksville, Iowa, United States

Summary:

It came within 150 yards, made no sound at all, and floated/hovered along as you would expect a helicopter to fly. It had a field around it causing white lights in a circular pattern, a bright red light on top, bright blue on the bottom.

Date Reported:

9/1/2004 6:43:31 AM

Comments about the image(s): Digital Animation, ©2004 Seth Gallmeyer (ufo3d@sbcglobal.net). Comment by the witness: "Here [is the animation], maybe when I can spend some more time on it I can get the field around it to look correct. I just used a disk shape because I really didn't know what the inside looked like. Use it if you like, let me know otherwise..."

Sighting Time: 

3:00 am

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

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Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

40 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

150 yards

Shape of Object(s)

Round with many lights

Color of Object(s):

Bright Red, Bright Blue, and White

Full Description & Details

I moved back to Clarksville Iowa in the summer of 1994 where I ended up staying with a friend. My friend's sister, (name withheld), early one morning ran up to the east window from the living room and yelled, "What the f*** is that?" And she ran outside. I went to the window and saw what I thought was a police car, a very odd thing to see in a town of less than two-thousand people at 3am. I followed her outside and we watched.

It was immediately apparent that the object was in the air and was moving closer. It flashed red and white, and at times was hard to look at. At this point my thought was that instead of a police car it must be a helicopter or airplane flying very, very low directly toward us. Once past the trees we could see it clearly.

The object was red light on top, blue light on the bottom, white wispy flashes of light around the outside circumference in a ring parallel to the ground. The white flashes of light were evenly distributed equatorially, and seemed to rotate in a random way. The rotation of the white lights was similar to how a wheel looks when captured on film in a movie. All of the light seemed to be a causation of the distortion around it, and the mechanical part was only faintly visible. The best way that I can describe the "field" around the craft would be like looking into a spinning ball of glass. The object made no sound at all, and hovered along as you would expect a helicopter to fly. The field around the object seemed to be spinning, as for the parts inside, I really can’t say for sure. It was hard to tell the size from the ground. I estimate its size was 7.5 meters (25 feet) internally, and the field around it possibly 12 or more meters(40 feet.) I guess its speed was near 50-60 KPH (30-40 MPH). The altitude must have been close to 100 meters (100 yards), and closest point directly to it through the air near 150 meters (150 yards). The air was clear and it took about 5 minutes for the object to disappear behind the trees of Herry Woods State Park. Its path from when we first saw it was in a smooth arch from the east to the south.

Approximated flight path:

http://img60.exs.cx/img60/8668/ClarksvilleUFO.jpg

The best document that I’ve read describing what it may have been:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ufophysics/microprop.htm

I believe the date was the 16th of January 1995, and it was approximately 3 AM. Overall my impression was that it was something of great power and control. Logic tells me that anything that has the power to warp light around it is dangerously powerful. This feeling could have been my adrenal gland; an emotional response to the "magic."

Other Comments

I would like to find time to create an animation digitally that is a near to what we saw as possible. We didn’t have a camera with us that night.

[The witness can be contacted at ufo3d@sbcglobal.net]

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Topeka, Kansas, USA

Age: 

28

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Date:

February, 6, 2003

Location:

Carlsbad , New Mexico, United States

Summary:

Multiple craft, one at very close range. Unbelievable speed and movement exhibited by the smaller objects. Slow, silent movement by larger and closer object.

Date Reported:

8/30/2004 6:09:48 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:00 am

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

45 min - 1 hour

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Full Description & Details

My brother, fiancee and myself had only been in New Mexico for a couple of hours. We decided to camp out (sleep in car) at one of our usual stomping grounds outside of Carlsbad, headed towards Dark Canyon. It is just an old gravel pit where we do a lot of target shooting and so on.

We sat in the car for a while, trying to get comfortable after a 12 hour drive. We had not been there for very long when the first craft came into view.

It was a pretty large object, and at first glance resembled a helicopter with very bright white spotlights pointing in all directions. It hovered slowly in one area for several minutes. We thought whoever was manning it had surely seen us, and they probably did. It moved slowly towards our position, moving only a few hundred feet in a matter of minutes.

At its closest point, I estimate that it was no farther from us than 200 yards, maximum. We had a pretty good view of it, the only obstruction of sight being the lights on the craft itself. We had the windows down, listening for any sound from the craft. It was silent. It was obviously not any kind of helicopter or conventional airplane.

After a few more minutes of slow movement in front of us, it finally picked up some speed and began flying to the right side of our field of view, over a small hill, and then disappeared. We looked for the lights but found nothing. We assumed that it must have seen us and decided to leave the area with the lights off. It was no more than 150 feet above the ground the entire time it was in view.

We were thrilled to have seen it so well and of course happy to be unharmed, as close as it had come. We talked about it for a few minutes with no more activity until we noticed a group of three small red lights in the distance, at least a mile away and possibly several miles. The lights moved together. It looked as though they were lights on a single craft. After a few minutes of 'normal' movement, the lights began to pull away from each other. I estimate that they had moved at least a half mile or more from each other. Each light began doing different things.

Around this time I remembered that I had brought binoculars and a camera. The camera is an inexpensive HP 318 with a viewing screen to check the pictures after you take them. Unfortunately, these small lights did not show up at all, and sadly we had not thought to try to photograph the first craft which surely was close and bright enough to have provided hard results if photographed.

The red lights would move in the shape of circles, do zig zags through the sky, stop completely, and then do more random movements. All of this was done at incredible speed, certainly not like anything the government has made public. I cannot describe the speed, other than to say what they were doing was astonishing.

After flying around like this, they would meet up again and reform their original shape and move together, only to separate and move individually again in these strange manoeuvres, then join again. This event repeated itself numerous times.

When the objects rejoined, they would move so fast towards each other that you would expect them to collide, but they would come to a dead stop every time, like thay had just hit an invisible wall.

The lights finally moved farther away until we could not see them anymore.

This entire event lasted near an hour.

Of course we stayed awake for a while more expecting (hoping) to witness more. No luck- that was all for the night.

Since that time, I have found one photo online from someone in New Mexico who managed to photograph the red lights. Different place, different time- similar description of events, although the person says that he saw 4 of the red lights, and we only saw 3.

I have spent a lot of time in New Mexico including years of living there. I have seen a lot of similar objects, but these were by far the most impressive and obvious, and the only ones that styed in sight for more than a few seconds or a couple of minutes.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Michael Stockton

Your Location: 

Corpus Christi, Texas

Age: 

27

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Date:

August, 3, 2004

Location:

Tenerife-Spain, Spain

Summary:

I saw the ufo object after I saw the photo in digital Camara. I have SONY CAMERA 2.4

Date Reported:

8/30/2004 6:23:13 AM

Sighting Time: 

13 pm

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

VOLCANO MOUNTAIN

Full Description & Details

I went Canary Island during my holidays (August). I visited Teide Volcano. Just I arrived at home (Barcelona-Spain) and I unloaded all photos by camera. I have a suprised when I discovered the image. (I send you by e-mail).

Witness Background

I'm a Manager Director in a company of Barcelona.

Other Comments

Please so be kind to infom me about this photo. Thank you very much.

Name: 

Teresa Badesa Codina

Your Location: 

Barcelona-Spain

Age: 

37

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Date:

1987

Location:

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Summary:

UFO disc shaped, hovered over airfield, moved side to side at an altitute of less than 500 feet. Shot off over horizon at incredible speed. Lights around perimiter, and on top with large bluish light from circular opening on bottom of craft half the diameter of the ship.

Date Reported:

8/29/2004 1:04:40 AM

Sighting Time: 

0200

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

Two minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Naval Air Station

Size of Object(s)

50 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1/2 mile

Shape of Object(s)

disk

Full Description & Details

I was on flightline watch while in the U.S. Navy at NAS Norfolk, Va. I noticed a craft hovering over the runway approximately 1/2 mile away at an altitude of less than 500 feet. It "jinked" side to side approximately four times the diameter of the ship. It had a perimeter of lights around the craft, with a large bluish light coming from a circular opening on bottom of craft half the diameter of the ship. It also had what appeared to be a red blinking anticollision light on the top, (which is puzzling to me). I was about to call it in on my radio after determining that it was not a helicopter or vertical take-off aircraft. I thought it might be a spy craft of some sort until it speed away at near or at the speed of light. It seemed to stretch light as it departed horizontally over the horizon. I jumped to my feet expecting to see an explosion in the tree line. That is when it dawned on me that it had gone over the horizon and that it could not be of this world. Whoever designed it knew allot more about physics than we do. It was drawn like a magnet silently without ever breaking the sound barrier! I thought about telling others but was afraid of repercussions. I noticed that within thirty minutes three Navy radar planes (E-2's) were launched and went in different headings so I think someone in the tower probably saw it too.

Witness Background

BS Aeronautics, Airframe and Powerplant mechanic 20 years. 20/15 vision.

Reported Sighting? 

No

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Date:

1954

Location:

Osceola, Iowa, United States

Summary:

I saw a disk shaped object above me. The object had many colorful lights on its rim

Date Reported:

8/27/2004 12:00:24 AM

Sighting Time: 

11:30PM or later

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

none

Duration: 

a few seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

I was a little boy. The object just seemed huge to me

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

above me, perhaps fifty feet or so

Shape of Object(s)

disk

Color of Object(s):

bright colorful lights on rim of objecgt

Full Description & Details

I was very young, definately pre-school age. One late evening I found myself surrounded by "boy scouts" escorting me to a feild near my home. They were about my size in height. The "boy scouts" had a on uniforms of a sort but I asked them why they were not wearing their boy scout hats. They, or one, responded "We don't wear hats." When we got to the field I found myself in a circle of beaming lights or poles or something. I looked directly above me and saw a large disk shaped object hovering and silent. The object had colorful lights on its outer rim. I asked, "what's that?" and one of the "boy scouts" said it is a "helicopter." I said, "it doesn't look like a helicopter."

That is all I remember. I told mom and dad about it. They didn't think much of my vivid experience. Mom later told me that one morning when we lived in this town she found me with my pajams on backwards. We moved from that town before I started first grade. I remember asking mom why we were moving and she said "There are too many strange things happening here." I recall several odd experiences when we lived there that are difficult to explain here. I am certain this was not a dream.

Witness Background

Occupation--financial advisor. Education--two liberal arts BAs

Other Comments

In approximately 1993 I was reading a book written by a Harvard educated psychiatrist who won a Nobel prize for his work (I don't exactly recall the author's name, maybe John Mack). It was a big book that explored possible meanings of UFO sightings, abductions, etc. including philosophical implications. There was a section of the book where the author writes of interviewing "thousands" of people with very similar experience as I describe above. I recall that there was a "coupon" near the back of the book that asked if a reader had a "similar boy scout" experience to please respond. I did not respond. Oddly, after I read that part in the book, I received a phone call from my younger brother and learned that my dad had died. I thought reading the book and my dad's death were somehow connected, not purely coincidental.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

To my mom and dad

Name: 

Michael Kelly

Your Location: 

Hays, KS

Age: 

54

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Date:

August, 2004

Location:

Sooke area , Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Summary:

Photograph of object taken in Sooke area of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

Date Reported:

8/26/2004 7:17:33 PM

Day/Night: 

.

No. of Object(s): 

.

Full Description & Details

Attached photograph was taken just over a couple of weeks ago in the Sooke area of Vancouver Island. It was taken by me using a Nikon Coolpix 5700. I saw nothing in the sky when I took it, in fact it only came to light when I uploaded the photographs to my laptop later in the day. It was one of a group of photographs I took within a five or so minute period (almost a panorama of the Becher bay area) It appears in none of the other photographs. My wife and kids were with me at the time. They saw nothing either. It was the middle of the day. I thought it could be a bug on the lens but it somehow appears to have a sort of depth of field, and focus is in line with surrounding trees, clouds etc. It is not a bird, even at this quality of image this camera can pick out a seagull at 400 ft!

I have only had the camera a month but as we spent the month on holiday in BC I shot around 700 pictures no other photo displays anything like this so I am guessing it is not a lens fault. I don't knoe if you have any special equipment for sharpening images but would be interested in what you think? I have all the other shots taken either side of this one. If it is not a bug, it is definitely not a plane or helicopter. This has to be one of the most tranquil places on the planet aside from the odd floatplane.

Look forward to hearing from you when you have a chance to look at it. (I am sending this to you as I ran a search on the net and read with interest the case of

the Kelsey Bay picture.)

Best regards

Phil George

Name: 

Phil George

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Date:

June, 6, 1995

Location:

Nahunta, Georgia, United States

Summary:

Very Dark, No Moon, Large Vehicle sitting at tree top hight about 75 feet up or 75 feet away.Had a row of Lights on ,spanning 3 telephone poles.No noise.

Date Reported:

8/25/2004 9:54:03 PM

Sighting Time: 

06:30 AM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

)

Duration: 

I MIN

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

Football field size

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

60 to 75 feet

Shape of Object(s)

Triangle

Color of Object(s):

Dark skin

Full Description & Details

I was driving to work to Jacksonville Fire station at 6:30AM after moving to Nahunta Georgia Pending retirement after 27 years with the city of Jax Fire Dept. I had to drive the first 30 miles through deserted road to the Florida line, The first sign of civalization,I was about half way when I saw a row of lights at tree top level ,There were about 30,or 40 lights about 10 feet apart and from the ground appeared to be about 2 ft wide and 3 ft high. They glowed like a old farm house shaded window that had turned yellow. The lights(if the were lights) appeared to be in a straight line.I had to lean forward and look up through the front window to see them. So I stopped opened the door of my truck, Stepped out with my left foot only and looking to my right over the truck I saw this gigantic vehicle allmost overhead.It was so dark I almost could not see where the trees left off and the vechicle began.Thats when I became extreamly concerned when I realized it was not one of ours.I then had the overwelming urge to"Get out of the area". Thats all my mind could think was (Get out of the area)So I did.When I got to the fire station. They said they didn't expect me to be there today since a large Huriccane was coming ashore at Cedar Keys, So I said I'll take a sick day and go home. Upon returning to the sight 1HR or so later, There was nothing there. I haven't told many people ,since having seen one from 75ft away and of that size NOBODY would beveive me anyway.

Witness Background

Profesional Firefighter 27 yrs.High school Grat. Now retired. yrs old 67

Other Comments

They have done such a good job of convincing us that they don't exist, That after seeing one up that close,I can still not hardly beleive it myself.My mind has a real battle saying this is true and really happened,But it did.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Ocala, Florida

Age: 

67

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