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Occurred : 10/26/1998 17:00 (Entered as : 10/26/98 17:00)
Reported: 11/4/1998 09:39
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Redding (a couple miles south of), CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:about 1 second
was watching my kit of birmingham rollers fly, then out the corner of my left eye I noticed something shinney, like a dule chrome, just sitting there. I was there for about a second then vanished with a vertical flash

I had let my kit of Birmingham Rollers out to fly at around 4:30 pm, a predator had begun to chase them and they headed for higher skies(a normal thing when chased) They went up high, approx. 1500 feet, I couldn't see the color of the birds too well, so I brought out my bino's to view them better. They turned clock wise to the north and I spotted a metalic shinney object out the corner of my left eye. I turned to look at the object and it was semi circle(kind of oval) it looked like a dule chrome and not a constant color, a hazziness to it. It looked like a circle with a portion of it flat on one side. It was there for about 1 full second+, not very long at all, then I see this weird flash of that was silverish in color but going vertical on the side of the objects flat side, followed with a small mirror type flash. When the flash appeared the object was instantaniously gone, I pulled up the bino's and there was nothing at all up there but blue sky. The object appeared to be up as high as you see airliners cruising by, not sure though. If it was up that high it would've been approximatley 3/4 the size of the airlines wing span. I was by myself but came into the house right after seeing it and told my wife about it, she said sacastically in a jokingly voice "Did they abduct you too?" I have never seen what I would call a UFO before and have been flying Birmingham Rollers most of my life and I'm 30 years old now. I went to work the next day and told an acquaintance there about it, he thought I was kidding for a second, then knew I was sure that I'd seen something. He said his sister had called him a day earlier and said she'd seen a UFO, but didn't know any details of it. I'll send a diagram of what I saw in the mail