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Occurred : 10/18/1989 21:30 (Entered as : 10/18/89 21:30)
Reported: 11/12/2001 8:46:39 PM 20:46
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Shasta Lake, CA
Shape: Diamond
Duration:15 sec.
A close sighting with missing time prior to '89 earthquake in San Fransisco.

Myself and a friend were looking for something on the t.v. at about 17:00. I noticed that the all California World Series was just starting. However being that we didn't like baseball at the time we decided to turn the t.v. off. As soon as I turned the t.v. off everything went dark and we both heard a noise loud enough to shake the whole house. It sounded like a helicoptor that was trying to turn blades that were way too big for it. Like woosh, woosh, woosh, kind of slowly. Well the sound enough scared us so bad that we ran outside. About a hundred yards above us was a "craft" shaped like a big black kite with red "chaser" lights like on a christmas tree in a cross pattern.this object was about 2 acres big and ascending rapidly when it was about the size of a quarter it took off west very quickly and dissappeared. Both of us were scared and we ran back inside and realized it was 21:30 an neither of us knew what had happened to the last 4 1/2 hours. I was late, I was supposed to be home at 21:00 and since I was at his house and had to walk home. I asked him to walk me halfway and he said no. I wakled home through the woods and arrived at about 22:05 thats when I learned that there had been an earthquake in San Fransisco. For some reason I never discussed it at home or with him at all. Five years later I remembered the incident while having a conversation with my mother. But I still don't know what happened to the 4 1/2 hours.