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Occurred : 10/26/1998 17:00 (Entered as : 10/26/98 17:00)
Reported: 11/2/1998 01:05
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Redding, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:a second or two
was watching kit of pigeons fly, saw out the corner of eye, noticed it and it was gone within a couple of seconds

I had put my kit of birmingham roller pigeons out at about 4:30 pm, they were getting chased around by a hawk and decided to go up fairly high, normal when predators chase them. I wanted to watch them as they were rolling around but I couldn't see the colors very were, up about 1500 feet I'd guess. I put down the bino's as it was hard to follow them, sore neck. They turned and went northern flying in a counter clockwise turn. I saw a shinney object out the corner of my left eye. I turned to look and it was a semi oval object just sitting there, not moving. It was like a dule chrome color, but kind of hazy like when you see a jet airline flying by. It might have looked hazy from the reflectivness of the object but not sure? It was only there for a little over a full second then a bright silverish vertical flash appeared(reminded me of something like on star trek, when they transport), followed by a flash similar to a "mirror" flash and it was just gone. I pulled up my bino's to see if I could see anything in the vicinity and there was absolutely nothing. the object like I said was kind a oval, but more like a circle with one flattened side to it, the flash appeared from this flattened side while it vanished. a guy I work with said his sister had seen a "UFO" the day before i did, this was after I had mentioned to him that I had seen one that he said his sister had mentioned to him a day earlier that she'd seen one. I haven't learned the details of her sighting yet. That's it.