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Occurred : 7/15/1974 22:00 (Entered as : 07/15/1974 22:00)
Reported: 9/22/2003 6:50:25 PM 18:50
Posted: 9/24/2003
Location: Valencia, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:1-2 minutes
Passing by Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, I thought it must be a themepark ride in the sky

My husband and two children were driving on the freeway to Southern California to go to Disneyland the following day and it was about 10:00 pm as we were passing the Six Flaggs Magic Mountain theme park. For some reason I looked out the window on the driver's side and saw a large rounded disk hovering in the sky at an altitude of about 500 feet. It must have had a diameter of at least 50 feet. It had flashing, sychronized "chasing" colored lights going around its diameter. I couldn't tell the color of the "craft" as it was dark, but it appeared a dark silver. It just quietly hovered still in the sky and I thought at first it must be some novel attraction of the theme park, but I didn't understand how it could just hover with no propellers or wings. A couple of times it moved very quickly sideways. My husband didn't see it and the kids were asleep in the back. It happened almost 30 years ago, but I will never forget it. I expected to hear something on the news about it, but never did. I wondered if I was the only one who saw it. I am sorry I had no camera with me because no one believes it.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))