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Occurred : 10/1/1984 20:00 (Entered as : 10-01-84 20:00)
Reported: 2/18/2007 4:07:20 AM 04:07
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:45 seconds
Light approaches at high rate of speed and makes a ninety degree turn.

I’m not at all sure of the date because I’m relaying this account some 20 years after the fact.

My husband and I were returning home one evening, the moon was full but it was only a blurred light behind a low(?), thin cloud cover.

We were walking to the front door when I saw a small, round, whitish light in the sky approaching from the west at a high rate of speed. It was impossible to tell the relative size of the object or its altitude.

At first I thought there must have been a test from Lom Poc as they did launch many test missiles from this location throughout the time I lived in the west valley and they often caused some very strange displays in the sky. But as this "light" approached our position leaving no contrails, it suddenly made a 90 degree turn, shot straight up through the clouds and rapidly ascended out of view. The cloud cover parted in its wake in a perfect circle which continued to expand like a smoke ring.

I wasn’t quite sure if I had actually seen what I saw. My mouth dropped open and I turned to my husband as we both spoke at the exact same instant: "Did you see that?" Neither of us could explain what we had just witnessed.

I’ve told this story to a few people over the years when the subject of UFO’s would come up in casual conversation and to this day it gives me chills yet I can tell my listeners want to dismiss my story as just that; a story. The overactive imaginings of youth. I have never claimed the object was extraterrestrial; however I always do remind them that UFO only means the object was unidentified and flying.

I am still a practicing skeptic, but I just don’t have any rational explanation for what we saw that evening and as of yet no one else has either.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))