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Occurred : 5/21/2002 02:30 (Entered as : 05/21/02 02:30)
Reported: 5/22/2002 5:35:35 PM 17:35
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 minutes
UFO seen shining bright light onto a jail

I work the night shift as a security guard at a local jail along with three other men. Last night, May 21, at approximately 2:30 am I took a 15-minute break from guarding. I usually just go down to the cafeteria and grab a cup of coffee but that night I noticed the hallway door had been open to the outside. This was rather strange because the doors in the hallway were always kept shut to make sure no prisoners tried to escape. The hallway was pitch black as I walked towards the door, and just as I went to grab my flashlight a bright beam came shining through the open door. I rushed over to try to find the source of the light. As I got to the doorway I looked up to the sky and I noticed a large craft hovering above me. My breath was taken away instantly and a rush of fear came over me. I tried to call for the other guards to come and check out the scene but no words would come from my mouth. I was speechless. The large craft swayed back and forth through the air, still with its light beam shining bright. There were no windows on the craft so I could not see any activity inside. As the thought came to me to run and grab a video camera, my feet grew heavy and unmovable. I just stood there, stunned, for a good 5 minutes until the bright light turned dull and the craft shot straight up into the air and out of sight.

Never in my life have I experimented with hallucinogens or any other drugs. I had not been drinking alcohol the night of May 21 and I was not the slightest bit drowsy. The chances of sightings like this may be one in a million, but I firmly believe now that there are other life forms out there.