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Occurred : 9/19/1999 08:50 (Entered as : 09/19/99 08:50)
Reported: 9/19/1999 09:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 minutes
Wife saw it first looking north, altitude approx. 1000-2500 feet, then lost it in marine cover. Hovered, slight climb, hover, slight climb. Lights flash about every three minutes. Color grey to black, black to grey.

My name is ((name deleted)), age 47. First sighting. Retired. My wife noticed object out of bedroom window looking north over mountains. She told me to come quick and see it. We both observed it for approximately 15 minutes. I saw it as a disk, color light grey, than dark grey, then black. It kept changing color. Altitude was approx. 1500- to 2500 feet. Kept hovering. Saw flash of light from it on two occasions. Very sudden bright flash like a flash bulb going off. We were able to go outside and view it as it gained altitude. My wife got a picture of it. It's distance from us was hard to determine. Could have been one to three miles away. I reported it to our local police department and they in turn gave me your hotline number; where I obtained this website address. We have tried to understand what if anything could it be. We are convinced that is truly was a UFO sighting. You can contact me at 805-((number deleted)). Sincerely. ((name deleted))