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Occurred : 6/15/1956 19:15 (Entered as : 06/15/1956 19:15)
Reported: 7/1/2003 7:38:28 PM 19:38
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Vista, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:15-20 minutes
bright orange cigar shaped craft, at least 3 miles long, 1/2 mile wide.

I am reporting this for my father. This is his experience along with my grandparents whom are now deceased. This event took place in Vista California somewhere around 1955-1958 when my father was around 10 or 11 he said. They were listening to an Oceanside Ca, radio station called KUDE AM, when it reported a huge cigar shaped craft motionless above Oceanside. When my father and grandparents got outside, they said the craft was gigantic. my father estimates the craft to be at least 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. It was bright orange almost neon, and appeared to have some sort of structure to the bottom. several spaces along the bottom were black and square like in appearance. the radio was reporting that some fishing boats and commercial shipping were reporting the craft to be approx. 1 mile off the Oceanside pier. after 10 minutes of observing the craft, 10-15 small craft which were described as looking like bright stars, emerged from the bottom and began flying all around the cigar shaped craft. This went on for about 6 or 7 minutes, then the smaller craft docked with the cigar shaped craft one at a time. Then after a few more minutes, the cigar shaped craft began to slowly gain altitude and then as if a light had been switched off, it was gone. Not one word of this was printed in the papers, or discussed on the radio the next day My grandfather worked on B-24's and B-25's during WWII, and was later a manager at a local drug store.

My grandmother installed and repaired radio equipment on B-17's during WWII, and worked at the same drug store as gramps.

My Father was with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, and is now an ((deleted--medical)) technician.

I have over the years been intrigued by this sighting and have been largely unsuccessful in finding out any info. I hope by reporting this, someone will come forward. After all, a craft of that size and duration of sighting should have gotten someone's attention

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