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Occurred : 6/26/1998 19:30 (Entered as : 06/26/98 19 :30)
Reported: 8/10/1998 19:39
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:30 min
3 observers witnessed a "manta-ray" shaped craft move west over mountain range for 30 min. No lights or windows were visable.VERY LARGE!

Witnesses observed very large "manta-ray" shaped object approximately 7 - 8 miles away move slowly west over a mountain range. The object was larger than blimp size and was solid black with no reflective surfaces. Observer 1 ( writing this summary ) huried into house a got a pair of binoculars ( 10x50 ) and observed the object for a couple of minutes. I then proceeded to locate our 35mm camera and snap off 6 pictures. Unfortunately when I went to rewind the film for developing it was no longer in the camera and is still missing. The first thing I did when I picked up the camera was to look through the little window to see the type of film and number of exposures on it ( 200 ASA 24 exp ) I then looked at how many exposures were left ( all 24 ) and proceede to the back porch to take my 6 photos. What happened to the film is still a mystery, but this object was a very symetrical structured craft that was so black it looked like a hole in the sky. There were no lights or windows visable.