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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1978 12:00 (Entered as : AUG 1978 1200 HRS)
Reported: 9/16/1999 14:56
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Van Nuys, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20-30 SEC0NDS
TWO METALLIC SPHERES, MOVING SOUTHEAST, APPROX 10-15 THOU FEET.

MY BROTHER AND I WERE IN THE BACK YARD OF OUR HOME. WE HAD BOTH BEEN IN THE POOL AND AS WE GO OUT AND WAS WALKING AROUND TO GO ON THE DIVING BOARD, I LOOKED UP AND SAW THE SPHERES. I SAID TO MY BROTHER, "WOW, LOOK AT THAT!". HE LOOKED UP TO SEE WHAT I WAS SCREAMING ABOUT AND GOT A FULL VIEW. THE TWO SPHERES FIRST TRAVELED SLOWLY TOGETHER, THEN PICKED UP SOME SPEED, CHANGING PLACES WITH EACH OTHER. THEY THEN SLOWED TO A ABRUPT STOP FOR 3-5 SECONDS, ALLOWING US, (BOTH FORMER U.S. AIR FORCE) TO GET A PERFECT, DAYLIGHT SIGHTING. NO QUESTION THAT THESE WERE NOT AIRCRAFT. WE SAW THEM CLEAR AS DAY, TWO PERFECTLY ROUND METALLIC SPHERES, WITH THE LIGHT OF THE SUN SHINING OFF OF THEM. THEY HOVERED, AS I SAID FOR A FEW SECONDS, AND THEN TOOK OF IN A SOUTHERN DIRECTION AT SPEEDS BEYOND CONVENTIONAL AIRCRAFT.