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Occurred : 6/25/2003 08:00 (Entered as : 06/25/03 08:00)
Reported: 6/25/2003 7:05:34 PM 19:05
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:20+ minutes
Gray-silver disk moving to the East-SE slowly above tree level rotating from vertical to horizontal

My four year said, "Look, Mommy, a flying saucer!". I looked up to the North, approximately 10 degrees above the horizon and saw a medium to dark gray disk. It appeared to be approximately 1/4 mile up and a few miles away. It rotated from horizontal to vertical, occasionally flipping over slowly, completing a 360 rotation, returning to a horizontal (upright?) position. It moved slowly and steadily in an East-Southeast direction. While rotating to a vertical position, it reflected the sunlight and flashed a brilliant silver and gold metallic color. When it was horizontal (and all angles between horizontal and vertical) it again returned to a muted medium to dark gray. Someone else thought it was brown. It was silent . Four adults and two children observed this disk, however, the five others left the scene to resume their daily routines. I stayed behind and followed the disk visually for another 15 minutes or so. This took me to my back yard which faces an east-southeasterly direction. The disk continued to move to the East toward Camp Pendleton, gradually moving slightly upward but still on a plane somewhat parallel to the horizon. The disk maneuvered from horizontal to vertical when it would travel straight up and then either flip over or return back to horizontal. I had to get to work but could still see the object in the distance before finally walking away. It appeared to be in the area of Camp Pendleton.