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Occurred : 12/25/1997 09:00 (Entered as : 12-25-97 9:00)
Reported: 8/21/2006 5:36:51 PM 17:36
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 hours
12-25-97 a disk shaped U.F.O. - top half silver, bottom black - hovered over Eagle Rock from 9am to 11am.

The sighting began Christmas morning, December 25, 1997, at 9am. Every one of my neighbors – approximately 200 people – stood out on the street looking skyward as the disk shaped craft hovered vertically south of my house. The disk had a intense mirrorlike reflective top half and dense black appearance on the bottom half. The unidentified craft hovered motionless here for two hours in broad daylight. I got a excellent look at the disk with 9x binoculars. Every now and then, a brilliant ruby red light would shoot down to the earth from the craft as if it was aimed a few blocks from me. During the two hour period, not one car drove past my location, either on Eagle Rock Blvd. or any side street.

At one point, I could see a small window open in the side of the craft. The image was distant, but I could see something move inside the disk before the window seamlessly closed. The craft hovered here until 11am and then began to slowly drift south. After a few minutes the unidentified disk tilted on its axis, at a forty-five degree angle, and then disappeared into a point of light.

The disk was seen at least ten blocks in every direction which means over 2000 people saw this strange unidentified object.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this individual on December 27, 1997, and again on September 11, 2006. He sounds to us to be a good witness, and we have requested that he have some of the other witnesses submit reports, as well. PD))