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Occurred : 1/8/2003 15:30 (Entered as : 01/08/03 15:30)
Reported: 1/11/2003 10:14:17 AM 10:14
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:30 seconds
Reflective metal craft seen high over mountains

As my friend and I were leaving Evergreen Park in Goleta, just north of Santa Barbara, I looked up as we were in the car, through the sunroof, and saw a silver oval or cylinder very high in the air over the mountains. My friend was driving and I told him to pull over quick so I could watch what I believed was a UFO. At a stop sign he looked at it and thought it could be a handglider. I don't think so though because it didn't seem to move and I could clearly see just a metal cylinder or flattened oval-shape. My friend kept driving and seemed uninterested, which upset me a little because this is the first ufo I've seen during the day that seemed unexplainable. As we continued to drive I watched it more and it appeared to bank a little without changing position in the sky. I looked a little more ovalish or disc-like at this point. A few seconds later, the car went downhill on the highway into a valley and I lost sight of the ufo. As we came out of the valley I continued to look for it but I couldn't see it anymore. The whole sighting lasted a little over half a minute. I have no idea what it was, but it definitely wasn't an airplane because I clearly saw no wings.