Location: Phelan, California, United States
and other witnesses were F4-Phantom Weapons Control Technicians
in the USAF. First large oval rises up from directly behind
mountains due east from me. Motion is slow, floating like
a blimp or balloon. Second identical object then began
to rise just to the left of the first object. Third identical
looking object then began to rise just to right of first
to original source]
US Air Force personnel witness 3 large oval-shaped craft
hovering and moving at incredible speed in the California
Mojave desert in 1978.
Time: 5:30 AM
No. of Witnesses: 3
Duration: About 6 to 7 minutes
with no distinctive features. The crafts emitted an extremely
bright orange/yellow light evenly from their entire surface."
½ inch between fingers at arms length. Given the
distance between me and the craft, I estimate that they
must each have been at least the size of a very large
rural, high-desert area of the Mojave desert. Both George
AFB (my destination and place of work) and Edwards AFB
are in this area."
Description & Details
from home in Wrightwood, CA to work at George AFB in a
2-door sedan with 2 co-workers eastbound on Hwy 18 between
Sheep Creek Rd and Hwy 395 near Phelan, CA. Myself and
other witnesses were F4-Phantom Weapons Control Technicians
in the USAF. My eastbound view was of mountains on horizon
with first glow of sunrise behind mountains.
calm and completely clear. 1st large oval rises up from
directly behind mountains due east from me. Motion is
slow, floating like a blimp or balloon. At first, I thought
it was a large blimp with a mirror-like exterior reflecting
the sunlight (sun was below the eastern horizon during
the entire encounter); object was extremely bright, yet
had a distinct oval outline. After rising a few degrees
above mountains, object stopped all motion. Total time
to rise up was about 2 minutes. Second identical object
then began to rise just to the left of the first object.
object moved identically to first, then stopped next to
first at equal altitude. Third identical-looking object
then began to rise just to right of first object, at same
slow rate, until it was at equal altitude with other 2
objects. All three objects remained still for about 2
more minutes. Very curious sight at this time, but all
witnesses still thought objects were blimps. Right-most
object then begins to rise slowly above others, stops
completely, then moves from a complete stop to a point
slightly above the horizon almost directly due south of
us (visible out the right side of the car) in about 2
or 3 seconds, then comes to a complete stop again. No
acceleration or deceleration was apparent. Middle object
then does exactly the same, stopping next to the other
above the southern horizon. Third object then repeats
the same exact maneuver.
all 3 were stopped hovering next to each other, then all
3 objects slowly descended towards the ground until disappearing
on the southern horizon. Objects retained their extreme
brightness throughout the entire encounter, even when
in a position near the southern horizon where there was
no sunlight to reflect in my direction. All witnesses
agreed with each other not to speak of the sighting due
both to fear of ridicule, and due to the fact that all
of us were under orders to speak of any potential UFO
sightings ONLY to our commanding officer (to my knowledge
all AF personnel, including myself and the witnesses,
at the time were required to sign a statement acknowledging
the order upon enlisting in the AF)."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
in the USAF as an electronic technician. College graduate,
BSCS, Summa Cum Laude, (GPA of 3.875) Senior level design
engineer (electronics/software), 25 years experience.
Co-patent holder (co-inventor) of an industry award winning
Laser Scanning Microscope."
on UFOs, before and after sighting
the sighting, I was a complete non-believer, a very scientifically-minded
skeptic. I was exposed to some material about UFOs prior
to this, but no more than the average person at that time
- it was not a subject of interest to me prior to my sighting.
Obviously, now I know they exist - which in itself implicates
many in positions of authority who continue to deny this
fact. I feel like someone who knows a rare truth that
most are not aware of, and that I'm fighting a constant
battle with those who try to keep the truth from us. I
know that I'm right, and they are wrong, but how do I
prove it? What do I do with this knowledge I have? It
hurts me deeply as a devoted and patriotic American to
know that the government that I am supposed to trust is
lying and deceiving the public. It causes me to lose nearly
all trust in my government, and it's not my fault - it's
theirs. I feel as if I have been cursed with this first-hand
knowledge, because there has never been any "closure"
for me. At this point, I have come to the conclusion that
we must have more to fear from our own government than
we do from the UFOs - and it is our own government's actions
compared to those reported concerning UFOs that have led
me to this conclusion. What I am supposed to teach my
children concerning them trusting their government - about
the rightness of truth and the evil of lies? I am very
sad and angry."
is my great hope and desire that the truth will be openly
admitted during my lifetime. If it happens, it will bring
me unspeakable peace and comfort."
Reported To: hbccufo.org and others
Location: Franklin, MA, USA