|Occurred : 1/5/1998 15:50 (Entered as : 010598 15:50)
Reported: 9/30/1999 21:38
Location: Highland, CA
|(Source: Cinde Costello, MUFON SSD, San Bernardino County, So. Calif.)
Mr. S.C. was proceeding to pull out of a driveway into traffic on Del Rosa Ave. in Highland (east of San Bernardino) when he looked to the north and saw what he first thought to be a giant black bird hovering over the San Bernardino Mountains in the vicinity of Lake Arrowhead. He quickly discerned that it wasn't a bird and grabbed his 7X binoculars he keeps in his vehicle for a closer look. He described the object as black, cylindrical with "seagull-like" wings. Size estimated to be 3-inches long at arms length. Duration of sighting approx. 3-4 minutes from the time he first noticed it until he watched it shrink down to pin point size while still viewing it through binoculars. Object was clearly over the mountains suggesting an altitude of approx. 7500-8000 ft. The witness stated that he'd seen alot of strange lights in the sky before but nothing he couldn't attribute to normal aircraft or stars, this one was different. He said it made a believer out of him.
((NUFORC Note: Thank you for the report, Cinde! Peter