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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/2000 22:50 (Entered as : 07/01/00 22:50)
Reported: 7/2/2000 03:17
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Lancaster, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:30 SECONDS
TWO GOLDEN DISCS CROSSED THE NIGHT SKY, VERY RAPIDLY, STRAIGHT LINE, SILENT.

LAYING ON LOUNGERS IN THE BACK YARD, MY WIFE REMARKED THAT AN OBJECT WAS GOING ACROSS THE SKY (CLEAR STARRY NIGHT). I LOOKED TO SEE A GOLDEN YELLOW DISC TRAVELLING RAPIDLY ON A SOUTH TO NORTH TRACK, MAYBE A FEW DEGREES WEST OF NORTH, IN TOTAL SILENCE WITH NO TAIL, AT A RAPID RATE OF SPEED. THE VISUAL DEFINITION OT THE DISC WAS VERY CLEAR AND APPEARED TO HAVE 'TEXTURE'. I JUMPED UP AND RAN FURTHER FROM THE HOUSE AS THE OBJECT PASSED IN A STRAIGHT LINE, DISAPPEARING FROM VIEW OVER THE ROOF LINE. TURNING BACK I SAW A SECOND DISC FOLLOWING THE SAME TRACK, MAYBE 6 TO TEN SECONDS BEHIND THE FIRST. I WAS ABLE TO MOVE FURTHER FROM THE HOUSE AND OBSERVED THE OBJECT FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THAN THE FIRST, SEEING THE DISC 'BANK' SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT THEN REALIGN TO ITS ORIGINAL TRACK. THE 'BANK' WAS MANIFESTED NOT ONLY BY THE CHANGE OF TRACK BUT ALSO BY A CHANGE IN PLAN FORM, AS WITH A FLAT DISC. THE FIRST DISC WAS SEEN FROM AN ANGLE OF ELEVATION APPROX 70 DEGREES SOUTH TO 30 DEGREES NORTH (OVER THE ROOF LINE), AT AN ANGLE OF APPROX 70 DEGREES WEST. THE SECOND FOLLOWED THE SAME TRACK BUT WAS OBSERVED SOONER, AT APPROX 60 DEGRES SOUTH, TO APPROX 20 DEGREES NORTH. ALTITUDE IS GUESSED AT 10000 + FT, AND SPEED MACH 4/5. EACH DISC WAS VIEWED FOR APPROX 6/7 AND 8/9 SECONDS RESPECTIVELY OVER A TOTAL TIME SPAN OF MAYBE 20/25 SECONDS. I CALLED THE FBI AND THE SHERRIF'S DEPARTMENT WITH A BRIEF REPORT AND CONFERRED WITH AN FAA NEIGHBOR. THE NEIGHBOR CALLED THE FAA CENTER IN PALMDALE AND CONFIRMED THAT THERE HAD BEEN SOME REPORTED ACTIVITY. MY WIFE CORROBORATES THE ABOVE DETAILS. I AM RETIRED AFTER 45 YEARS IN THE ENGINEERING FIELD OF MILITARY AND CIVIL AVIATION.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke to this witness at considerable length, and found him to be an exceptionally qualified observer and reporter of what he and his wife had just been witness to. Please see other reports from the western U.S. for this date. PD))