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Occurred : 2/14/1999 21:00 (Entered as : 02/14/99 21:00)
Reported: 2/24/1999 23:46
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 minutes
Traveling Westbound Interstate 8, near the desert tower of Anza Borrego, a glowing disc-shaped object appeared to land in on of the canyons.

Me and my girlfriend were traveling back from Tucson on our way back to San Diego. We had crossed the San Diego County line on westbound Interstate 8 headed toward the Desert Tower that overlooks the mountainous area of the Anza Borrego Desert, or at least I think that this is part of the famous desert. My girlfriend had fallen asleep, but as I was going around the many rock strewn mountains that cover this area, I witnessed what appeared to be a saucer-shaped object hovering about five to six feet above the ground in one of the canyons there. It didn't exactly glow like in many sci fi movies but any light that hit it seemed to brighten its surface, like that material that glows in the dark when you expose it to light. For about two minutes it just floated there silently. It was shaped like a cross section of a cylinder, perfectly smooth, no lights, no portals or doors. In other words a smooth sided saucer with no curves. It then rose perfectly verticle into the air then zigzagged around the mountain peaks and finally disappeared into the night sky. I tried waking my girlfriend but the events were so fascinating that by the time I could wake her the object was gone. I spent the rest of the trip trying to explain away what I saw.