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April, 2003
Camp Pendleton, California, United States

Summary:  Me and about 40 other Marines witnessed a small rounded pyramid type ufo taking off on marine corps base camp pendleton in california, while i was in Marine combat training, out in "the field".

Date Posted: 3/28/2012 1:38:14 PM

Sighting Time: 11am
Day/Night: Daytime
Duration: 1:30 minutes

No. of Witnesses: 40+

Size of Object(s): ACTUAL SIZE: It was about 5 feet high and 6-8 feet wide RELATIVE SIZE: from where i was standing, i could cover up the object with 2 fingers.
Distance to Object(s): About 80-100 feet from us

Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It was a rounded, pyramid shape and about 6-8 ft in width. maybe 5 ft high. There was no noise, no smoke or any signs of wings or anything that would help it fly. it was dark silver against the blue sky, maybe because it was reflecting the brush underneath. I cant say for sure if the bottom was flat or not, just that it appeared smaller at the top, no sharp edges, and appeared to rotate because of the pattern in which it "changed shape" it was not disk or cigar shaped.

Description of Area / Surroundings
Rural, lots of chest high brush that dotted the landscape, but enough room between bushes to walk thru. It was on MCB Camp Pendleton. It happened off the designated trail that the training was taking place on. There was no clear path to where we seen the object. Very unwalkable area.

Full Description & Details
Myself and about 40 other Marines in my platoon, including seasoned staff sergeants and sergeants, witnessed a small "rounded pyramid shaped" UFO about 80-100 feet from us, take off very slowly from some brush. The small brush wasn't everywhere but it did hide the UFO so that we didn't notice it until it took off. I say that because we were facing in that direction for a good 20 minutes before it lifted off. It was very sunny out with zero cloud cover and our platoon was sitting in a set of bleachers that faced in the direction of the ufo, and that is how i am sure that everyone had saw it. Also because everyone was like "O.M.G look at that thing!" The sergeants and staff sergeants, who were instructing this class session, faced us, so their backs were to the object. When they saw us pointing and talking they looked back and also said "what is that?" Although they were a lot more composed than we were. Although i personally never saw it as it was sitting on the ground, it caught our attention as it popped up from behind the brush and it was moving very slowly. There was a slight wind, but this thing ascended in a back and forth swaying motion, unaffected by it. It appeared to change shape but then I realized it was rotating, which made it appear to change shape. To me, it looked dark silver when it got past the horizon and only the blue sky was in the background. There was no noise that i could hear and there was no smoke or anything else. Perhaps it was a kite, i thought and i deliberately looked for someone holding the string. Nobody, was out there because and it didn't make any sense to be that far off the trail. We weren't allowed to have cameras out in the field but everyone sneaks them out. I had mine in my pocket but because of where i was sitting i was afraid of getting caught if i took a picture. perhaps someone else got a pic of it. This whole process took about a minute and a half until the object was out of sight. As i said before, it swayed back and forth as it went up, but also steadily got further and further form us. Afterwards, I asked the sergeant giving the class, what it was, and all he did was laugh and say something like "oh, that is a just a charge in the air that happens because there is an apple juice factory down the road a ways, and it gives off electricity in the air, it happens sometimes." For the rest of the night everyone in my platoon was asking if anyone got a picture of the object and we talked about it all night asking what it could have been. The senior marines refused to comment on it.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
no, initially i thought a balloon, but nobody holding a string and it was going back and forth against the wind and didn't always move at the same slow speed and sometimes it swayed further to one side than it did to that side before.

Personal Background
I am 28 years old, I served 4 honorable years in the USMCand flew on KC-0130's as my military occupation so i am knowledgable about military aircraft. 2 kids, married, not religious, nor very spiritual, open minded about the supernatural though not a fanatic. interested in ufo's since this incident. i wear glasses and had them on that day. college freshman.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I am opened minded about the possibility of UFO's being real. I am not very religious nor spiritual. Before the incident I never really watched or read up on UFO's as i do now. simply because I cannot explain what i saw, i want answers. I just watched an episode of "UFO FILES: alien encounters", and the depiction of one of the UFO's that had landed in a farmers pasture moved exactly like what i saw in my sighting, and i thought it worth trying again to tell my story because i feel the way the object moved was very strange and deliberate.

Other Comments
The possibility of reaching and contacting the other people that were there that day wouldn't be hard at all. I feel this is worth looking into. I am reminded of this incident every time I see a show about UFO's and I feel I haven't forgotten or distorted any of the details of the incident because the memory has always been fresh in my mind. I would have reported this incident much much sooner but the demands of the military never let me sit down and find whom to report it to. Also, I never had the slightest clue on whom to contact, but this incident needs to be documented as having really happened.

Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: ufo hunters website 1 year ago
Name: Kevin Bradford
Location: Gallup, NM USA
Age: 28


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