7/27/2006 12:03:52 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The object was shaped a lot like a bulb--for lack of a better word--that narrowed into a spire at its top. Its walls were made of flat surfaces and they seemed to be covered in vents (or maybe they were etchings of some kind). The walls looked brown. "Mounted" on the spire at its top were what appeared to be "instruments" of some kind, like an antena of some kind (I say that even though it sounds kind of silly but its what I saw). Underneath the object were several hexagonal lights that emitted white or yellow light. This light wasn't too bright, about the intensity of a street lamp maybe. I distinctly remember feeling the heat of these lights as the object passed over me. The object made a sound that was a lot like the beating of a helicopter's propellors (and this is the reason why I carry some skepticism that it was a real ufo. The problem for me is that I didn't see a helicopter. I distinctly saw the shape described above. When I think about it, I go back and forth with it all the time).
Size of Object(s)
Relative size: I want to say it was about four inches across when it was right above me. Actual size: I would guess about 10 feet across more or less, maybe 15 or 20 feet tall...
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was a suburban area, cheap houses, tall trees growing in a nearby empty lot or field. I remember there was an electrical transformer site nearby (if that's what you call it).
Full Description & Details
I think I might have seen this ufo, but I'm not sure it really was one. It was a long time ago and I saw it only for a brief moment. I, my friends, and maybe my sister were playing basketball on the street. We were all around the same age--somewhere in the middle of grade school, its hard to remember. It was a summer evening, or late afternoon and the sun was going down. I stopped playing with the other kids and walked some distance away from the game to be idle for a moment. The object appeared from behind the neighboorhood houses on one side of the street and flew right over me and beyond the houses on the other side of the street and out of sight. It happened very quickly. No one else noticed the object. I went to my dad and told him what happened and asked if we could chase in the car, but he didn't think it would be worth it.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Yes, it made a sound like a helicopter, but I did not see a helicopter when I saw the object.
I am an eighteen-year-old high school graduate and I graduated in honors. I am a children's book author (unpublished, but agented) and I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrom (a mild form of high-functioning autism) when I was fourteen.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
UFO's are an on and off fascination for me. Before I saw the object I didn't know that much scientifically about UFO's. I've read quite a few sources on them since then, but I've learned to be careful since there is so much sensationalism surrounding the topic, and there are many hoaxes and most UFO reports turn out to be IFO's.
Reported To:my friends and family
Your Location:Bakersfield, California, United States