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Occurred : 7/15/1988 02:00 (Entered as : 7-88/89 02:00)
Reported: 10/12/1999 01:15
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Van Nuys (Colbath Ave.), CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10min
saw black sphere floating in yard 5 ft away.no light no sound.told everyone i knew.saw it on the news 2 days later filmed in orange county.

living in my moms garage .I was up late with my girlfriend. Went into the backyard about 2am,noticed something moving in my neighbors backyard.at first i thought it was my neighbor looking over the fence but it was too late to be likely so i walked over to the fence.i saw a black sphere about 2 -3 feet across with the look of a polished aluminumfive ft. from me.when i walked towards it it started to go down behind the fence,like i had supprised it! It moved like it was on a hydraulic lift.slow but a very steady speed not floating at all,but looking like it was very heavey.I could still see the sphere through the slits in the fence,and I held my breath .I always wanted to see a ufo.but this really scared me.not because i thought there were aliens inside,but because I've never seen something that looked so heavy defy gravity.after a minuet(seemed like 10)the sphere started to rise again at a very steady slow speed again, untill it was in plain sight again ,and then untill it was behind the dense brush of a tree that was next to it.I ran inside and locked the doors and didnt sleep till sunrise.the next day i told all my friends and my mom.my mom didn't believe me .but the day after i told her we were watching the news and saw a story we couldn't believe.some people surveying land in orange county filmed exactly the same sphere I saw . there were 5 houses on the screen and the sphere went from house to house in hops going a bout 100 ft in the air upto speeds that were clocked at 300 mph.the film was actually made a week before but it didn't make it to the news until after it had been verified by the airforce as"what the camera actually saw"(no video trickery)

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