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UFO Sighting Report


January, 1978


San Luis Reservoir, California, United States


I saw a very bright, large light flying very fast. Seemed to be fairly circular in shape. The power in our car stopped working shortly after it passed over.

Date Reported:

6/10/2006 11:36:03 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



5 seconds

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Somewhat circular, with blurry white edges, very large

Size of Object(s)

very hard to estimate, roughly about 50 feet in diameter

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

flying at 700-1000 feet in the air, just above hill level

Description of Area / Surroundings

very rural, hwy 152 winds several hundred feet from the water's edge. Highway is cut through hills covered in dense vegetation. Sighting took place just after a dam or bridge if I remember correctly.

Full Description & Details

I was a passenger in a car on hwy 152 in a hilly area just Northwest of the San Luis Reservoir heading towards Gilroy, CA. It was about 11pm and the sky was very clear. I had been looking at the stars out of the passenger side window when a very large, bright light flew over at a very high speed (I don't know how fast, but it was faster than an airplane). It was flying quite low and was out of sight over the hill before I could point it out to the driver (who didn't see it) . The light was so bright that it was hard to make out the shape, It resembled a huge white fireball, but was flying horizontal with the road, not falling. It seemed to be more or less following the direction of the road, heading northwards. The lights on our car started to dim slowly and then went out all together. The car motor then died and the radio was the last to go out. The car came to a stop at the side of the road where there was a party of men who said they had been hunting wild pigs in the hills and said they had not seen the light. Our car had to be towed to the nearest service station to be re-charged. I read in a local newspaper that someone else saw the same thing in the same place about two weeks later. I was also told by the man at the service station who re-charged our car that someone had reported a similar sighting previous to mine in the area.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

I can't think of a man-made object going that fast so close to the ground.

Witness Background

college graduate, working in a library

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I did not have a lot of information or interest in UFO's before this experience, but I think I am more-open minded after seeing this.

Reported Sighting? 




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