6/7/2012 4:34:13 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
They were orange glowing orbs.
Size of Object(s)
They were about ten feet in diameter.
Description of Area / Surroundings
I was in an urban setting during both sightings. The orbs were both over the Pacific Ocean when we first saw them and then moved north over the California coastal mountains. There were three military bases fairly close to me: Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Port Hueneme Seabee Base and Camarillo Air Force Base. There is also Mandalay Beach Electric Generating Station and Oxnard City Airport in this area.
Full Description & Details
In about 1962, my wife and I were standing on the sidewalk in front of our apartment in Oxnard, California. We were talking to friends when we noticed a large orange colored, orb shaped object in the sky off to the west of us. It was fairly high, but descending rapidly out of the southwestern sky and moving north. As a rough estimate, it was about six miles from us when we first saw it. We didn’t hear any sound coming from it. We watched it for a few seconds, until it went out of sight behind the hills north of Ventura. At the angle of descent and its high rate of speed, I expected it to hit the ground and explode. We waited to see if it would make any flash as it collided with the earth, but we didn’t see anything. Because it had passed over the hills, we couldn’t see exactly where it would have touched down. This event was very anticlimactic. That was all that happened at this sighting.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
No, unless someone, in the 1960s and 1970s had the technology to fly an orb very fast at tree top height, in the mountains, at night, without wings.
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. I have a wife, two children and two grandchildren.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I know things are flying around out there that I can’t explain. I read next to nothing about UFOs before these sightings.
My friend thought, and still thinks, we were watching a jet plane with its afterburners on. (Descending toward earth for forty-three plus miles? Well, maybe, but I don’t think so. He still gets frustrated with me for disagreeing with him. I watched too many jets with their afterburners turned on, leaving Camarillo Air Force Base in pursuit of unidentified aircraft in their air space. This orange orb didn’t look like an Air Force jet with afterburners turned on.
Reported To:I only shared it with friends.
Your Location:Boulder Creek, CA, USA