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Occurred : 7/15/2001 10:30 (Entered as : 07/15/2001 10:30)
Reported: 9/1/2004 5:59:50 AM 05:59
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: El Centro, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:days?
Lots of light in Imperial Valley

Ok, I'm not quite sure how this all works, but I think I've got some interesting stuff to share. It was the summer of 2001 and I lived in San Diego. Once or twice a week I would come down to the Imperial Valley and hang out with mith my friends and family. There is a Navy base there and an airport, so we're all used to seeing plains in the sky. That summer though there seem to be this big influx of activity. It would always occur between 10pm and 1:30am sometimes later. We were big smokers and chatter bugs, so we'd be out all night long smoking at chatting away. My budy and I had seen our share of "UFO's" before; living near a Navy base. Anyway, It all started one night when we happened to a small white light seemingly drop straight down into the sky off to the east of his house. It stopped for a second and then shot off south and dissapeared. Then another did the same thing only it appeared further south and shot off north. Then the eastern sky was repeatedly being adorned with these small white lights dropping in and then shooting off. Three, four, and five at a time, and in different directions. We started getting all excited and I went in to grab my camcorder. I pointed the camera at the occurance and hoped. It was very dark and the lights seemed far away. I also shot a plain, a helicopter, and a planet that was in the sky that night for brightness reference. After about thirty mins or so the event died down. I remember thinking to myself "I wonder if they are directly above us too." I looked up and sure enough one drooped in right over my head and then shot away. It was the last one we saw that night. Apon later review of the tape everything showed up except for the stange lights. There seemed to be an awful lot of static in the picture as well. This dance of objects went on durring many of my trips. Never quite as dramatic as the first night, but we came to regard it as "The Show" We would show other of our friends when they's hang out with us. Sometimes when coming down the mountains from San Diego I'd be able to see them, and I'd call my friend in the Imperial Valley. We'd both watch them from either side. Telling eachother what we were seeing as sometimes one of us would lose sight of it or them.

The other major one we saw was very similar sounding to some that I've read on this sight. We were out one night waiting for "The Show," and dissapointed we disided to go inside. My friend even coaxed "them" by saying out load in a humoring tone "We are going inside now!" And took large exagerated steps towards the door. He then realized that he had to put out the trash. As he rolled then trash container out to the street I looked back at him to see his jaw drop. "What?" I asked. "Come here" he said, "look at this." I walked slowly over to him, expecting that what-ever he had seen would be gone by the time I got there. But to my surprise he pointed out a rather large seeming reddish orange glowing object moving extreemly slow and low off in the distance. It appeared to be on the other (west) side of the city. We followed it as it traveld north east. It was strange, seeming to grow and shrink, or rather brighten and dim. Being night time that's all I could gather of the shape. It would even stop at times, and then continue. It also would blink out and then reapear about 10 to 20 degrees further north east. As it was now dirrectly north of us we gaged it to be somewhere between Imperial and El Centro. It began flashing more quickly now, and seem to drop a couple glowing balls of light that seemed to float down like a flare or feather, waivering back and forth and getting dimmer the lower they went blacking out completely at 50-100 feet. It began blinking faster and faster and dopping more and objects until it just kind of went out looking like when you throw a cigarette out the window of a car and it hits the ground. Just a bunch of light fading embers, then nothing.

I'm sure I wrote too much, but this is a collection of UFO sightings right? I wish I had more specific dates for you. I'm going to check my old tapes, and see if I can figure it out. I was 19 at the time going to Comunnity college in San Diego, and managing three stores. My friend was a pizza delivery boy 26 and going to Community college in Imperial.

((NUFORC Note: Dates are approximate. PD))