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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 1997 2100)
Reported: 6/12/2003 7:43:42 PM 19:43
Posted: 6/18/2003
Location: Southern California Operations Area, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 mins
UFO Sighting on aboard Naval Ship while at sea

I was Stationed aboard the Uss Constellation from 1996 through 1999. I was assigned to the communications dept. Our Department and the Air ops Department had interchanged personel in the CDC prior to a upcoming deployment for a better relationship and understanding of each others jobs. Our ship set sail to a military operations area known as the SOCAL Naval Operations area. During one of the nights I went to the I had went to the smoking sponson on the outskirt of the ship. There were 8 other people pointing to the sky I looked up and saw a very odd triangle shaped object with 3 distinct light at each point moving very unusally. They Ask how are our jets moving like that. I had told them that our ship had not launched a jet nor even had any to launch and we were on a ship board training mission and did not envolve any aircraft. Also that we were alone in the entire Operations area. No other Ships or Aircraft was in the area for days. We had stared at the object abit then I had went to get a freind to witness this. At that time I realized I was in a place to go catch this on a radar. I went back to the Air ops station in the CDC and told the radar specialist to look at this object. He Stated that is was nothing other then a invalid track. I ask what makes this invalid. He had stated that the object was at 1200kph and speeding up to a unrecordable speed by our radar system thus for the system reports as invalid. I ask why then the system displayed it as a fixed wing craft. He stated for some reason the the object had a IFF system aboard. It was stating that is was a comercial aircraft. Something like a beoing 707. I had logged our current position and the path of this object and it was on a desert course towards the state of Nevada. The Obejct was large Triangle and had 3 unusual looking white lights. Being around many aircraft when i was watching this object move i was looking closely and the craft did have any port,starboard,foreward or aft light systems. Just a single light almost like ! it was being shined through a crystal. I also had seen a show in 2000 of a SDPD officer had captured this same object on his patrol car camera. I believe the date said 1998. It's been a long time since this happened. I always wanted to tell or report this but I did not want to be considered another UFO nut. I don't believe in Aliens or things like that but this was some sort of UFO.

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