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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/25/1978 19:30 (Entered as : 08/25/78 19:30)
Reported: 4/6/2000 03:18
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:20 sec.
Large glowing orange oval observed while driving south from Windsor, Ca. towards Santa Rosa on hwy 1. The object was moving slowly across the sky going east to west. After about 15-20 sec. object suddenly speed up to super sonic speed ( 20,000 mph ). At the time I thought it was heading down toward the Santa Rosa airport and attempted to track it.

At the time I was 18 years old and lived and worked at a sawmill in Windsor. For some unknown reason I never mentioned it to anyone until a year after the incident. When I was alone with my thoughts the vivid memory would re- surface and I would wonder why I was unable to discuss the matter openly. I lived alone as the night watchman at the sawmill and had just finished dining alone at a German themed restuarant. It was dusk and no alchohol or drugs were involved. I always wondered if other people saw the same thing that evening.