|Occurred : 10/16/2005 19:48
Reported: 10/17/2005 09:20
Location: Santa Maria, CA
A very experienced observer, with extensive experience as a cameraman and announcer in the media industry, is shocked to witness an oval-shaped object, without any type of lighting on it, streak across the sky and stop.
He focused on it for approximately one minute, as it drifted behind a tree.
It drifted out from behind the tree, and then seemed either to simply disappear, or it may have accelerated very rapidly and disappeared in the eastern sky.
From the vantage point of the witness, the object's (apparent) width equalled approximately three widths of the observer's thumb, held at arm's length.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))