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Occurred : 7/22/1982 20:30 (Entered as : 07/22/1982 20:30)
Reported: 1/27/2004 10:54:23 AM 10:54
Posted: 1/31/2004
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:45 seconds
In the summer of 1983 on a partial cloudy night around 8:30 PM, my cousin and I had a frightful experience, mine more frightful and unshakeable than hers. I was but twelve years old, my cousin two years older, and as we walked down to the gated community's (Lake of the Pines) clubhouse, we noticed the dogs that night barked more than what one would consider to be normal. It was on our return home at 8:30 PM that we both looked up into the night sky, and there passing between the break in clouds directly overhead from west to east ,making no sound, a long oblong shaped craft that would dwarf a conventional 747 aircraft. Located at the front of the craft on its side, a spectrum of bright colored rings reasembling a bull's eye. As the craft had passed we noticed that the dogs began to bark again, for all was quiet in that 45 seconds as it passed overhead. We also became aware after it was over, that neither one of us told the other to look up at the exact same time, at the exact same spot in the sky, we just did. My cousin has put this behind her, regarding it as a strange event. But my dreams of strange symbols and equations that make no sense to me, has never left my mind from that night forward. It helps my well-being to speak of this for the first time.

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