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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/10/1978 22:00 (Entered as : 08/10/78 22:00)
Reported: 3/4/2001 05:10
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:15min
I saw an huge glowing UFO with my mother and neighbors hovering over our backyard; when I was about 20, which moved at light speed.

The sky was clear. It was hot out and we had all the windows and drapes open. I was watching TV. My mom took the trash out by the front door and after a moment she came racing back through the house and out the back door, she didn't say anything to me at first and she didn't even shut the back sliding screen door. I was into my TV show and only just sort of noticed her odd behavior. After a moment, she began to call my name in a frantic tone of voice. I jumped up and ran to the back yard. I looked up where she was looking and couldn't help but see this huge, and I mean huge oval shaped thing that was just glowing with a yellow white light. It was right over our heads, but didn't light up the back yard or cast the light at all, even though it was like the brightest thing in the world. It made NO sound at all. My mom yelled for our neighbors, next door (their lights were also on). They came out and the four of us just kept looking at it, I don't remember us talking much at the time. After watching it a while, I could see that the glowing lights did seem like individual lights not just one huge light. It was bigger than a blimp size, more like 3 or 4 large blimps, but the wrong shape to be a blimp. The sky was very clear and there was no sound at all. Suddenly, it just took off toward the west, toward the beach area. It was as if one moment it was over our back yard and the next moment it was gone. We could see it go, but it left so fast, as fast as you could move your hand from in front of you to your side (holding your arm out straight). I'm not sure of the date, but I was still living at home, so I had to be between 19 and 20, I married in Nov. of my 20th year. This was the third UFO I had seen. I think it was my Mom's first. I don't know about the neighbors.All three sightings were very different looking, however, all three were silent. This was by far the largest, the others were much smaller, and seen in the day too. This was the only one at night. After it left, I did call the newspaper, but they ! weren't interested, and didn't seem to know anything about it, no one else had called it in. I also called Miramar Air Base, and asked if they had anything that looked like this thing out flying that night. They acted like I was a nut.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))