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Occurred : 9/3/1984 23:00 (Entered as : 09/03/1984 2300)
Reported: 11/19/1999 23:19
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Plumas Eureka State Park Camp Grounds, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:4 minutes
Huge triangular UFO travelling extremely slow, but with impossible right and left darting movements.

My wife and I were camping at the Plumas Eureka Camp Grounds, approximate elevation of 7,000 feet. It was Monday evening, near 11pm, all but one other camp site had folded up and left for home. The night was clear with no moon. The object came from NW travelling SE at a very slow rate of speed (estimate 40 to 70 MPH). Too slow to remain airborn. The shape was triangular (at the time I was calling it Delta Wing Shape). It was approx. 1000 to 2500 ft above us. The triangular shape was decerned by the stars it block out. There were circular white lights emmitting from the bottom of the craft.The craft appeared to be HUGE, over 200 feet. It was eerily silent. The remarkable thing was how it made these occasional sporadic quick moves, as it darted left or right, like a kit being jerked by string. No human could have withstood the movements without being severe damage to body or brain. We watched the craft until it dissapeard over the mountain. It never changed altitude. We asked people in Grey Eagle the next day about it, thinking everyone would be talking about it. No one saw it. After packing up and coming home we thought about it for a day or two. Then thought someone should be notified. Called the USAF. They weren't interested, told us to file a report with the Sherrif if we wanted. Now, we were starting to feel foolish, but called the Plumas county Sherrif anyway. I was hoping he would tell me he had many reports. He didn't have any, but was kind enough to take the report without ridiculing me. I am now 56 years old, a loan officer at a major bank. Was in the military with a secret security clearanced. Worked with helicopters and spent two years at a missle site.