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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/17/1998 15:00 (Entered as : 10/17/98 1500)
Reported: 1/20/1999 19:59
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:7-8 seconds
Canyon Balls in Apple Valley California.

I was hiking with my father and brother in the rock hills behind our house when I noticed a flash of light coming from a canyon about 2-300 yards away. I turned to look at it and I saw a small metalic ball hovering above the canyon peak. Just then It started to move slowly, then shot away in a weternly direction. I think it was about the size of a BB held at arms length.I got a good look at it. It moved so fast I could hardly follow it with my eyes. My father saw one of these almost twenty years ago, and chased it with his airplane.