6/7/2012 4:15:25 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Several years later I saw pictures on a newsreel that looked like the thing we watched over Porterville. That newsreel is now included in a longer film you can find on the Internet at www.reenagagneja.com/ufos-True-story-Flying-saucers-1956. The reel I’m referring to is one hour, twenty-three minutes and 36 seconds into the film. The objects in the film aren’t very detailed, but are very much like what we watched that day. When I first located the object it was a lot closer to me than the ones in the film were to the photographer.
Size of Object(s)
I have no idea because I was confused. I was trying to make what I was watching fit into how I knew things were supposed to work and I couldn’t come up with anything. If you can guess what size the objects in the video are, then that was about the size of the object we saw.
Description of Area / Surroundings
The area was urban. No military bases or power plants were in the area. A small airport is four and a half miles southwest of the sighting area.
Full Description & Details
My First UFO Sighting
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
No. It was too fast and turned 180 like a golf ball bouncing off a wall. The “G” forces in the turns would destroy a conventional craft.
I am a retired pipefitter with a highschool diploma and instructor credentials from UCLA to teach my trade to other fitters. During my working years, I installed mechanical system controls on electrical generating plants, rocket engine test facilities, paper making plants, various science laboratories and a space shuttle launch, recovery and payload preparation facility. My hobbies are building and flying radio controlled gliders, riding my bicycle and flying single engine, fixed wing aircraft.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Before my sighting I heard people talking about UFOs and knew some people claimed to have seen them. This was my first sighting, so I had no opinion one way or the other but after seeing one, I became a believer.
I used Google Earth and a stopwatch to recreate what happened that day.
Reported To:Not like a report but I shared it with friends at the expense of being ridiculed. This is why I don’t talk about it very often.
Your Location:Boulder Creek, CA, USA