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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/8/1991 19:00 (Entered as : 03/08/91 19:00)
Reported: 6/16/2007 12:18:39 PM 12:18
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
4 individual ligths separate from main body, disperse then reunite and are retrived by main body

On the evening of March 8, 1991 at approximately 7pm, my wife and I were on the Garden Grove Freeway, headed west towards home. I remember that date and time exactly because that is my birthday and we were headed to our home for a “surprise” party. We noticed a very low flying bright “diamond shaped” light, flying just above tree level alongside the freeway. It was headed east bound as we were west bound. It was only approximately 100 feet up. At first we thought it was a helicopter because of the slow flight. We rolled down our windows to see and hear it better and we heard absolutely nothing. We then pulled off onto the side of the freeway, got out of our car and watched it. Usually even against a very dark sky, you can make out the outline of a helicopter or whatever, but we could make out NOTHING of any shape other than the diamond-shaped light.

Suddenly, it “dropped” four different lighted objects…I first thought they were flares, but after dropping approx. 10-15 feet, each of the smaller “lights” took off in level flight in 4 different directions. We were stunned. We jumped in our car and followed the closest one, which was headed west, which was towards the Long Beach Naval Station. We drove to a high point, at a Mall, where we got out of our car and watched. From this vantage point we were able to track and see all four of the “lights” in the distance. In the meantime, after dropping the 4 “lights”, the main diamond-shaped light turned and headed slowly north/northeast, in the direction of Anaheim.

After about 15-20 minutes, the 4 lights started heading N/NE back towards the main light. We again jumped in our car and followed as quickly as we could towards Anaheim. We then actually saw each of the individual 4 lights arrive at the main “diamond-shaped” light and slowly rise up into the “light” After all 4 were retrieved, the main diamond-shaped light took off at considerable speed to the north where we lost sight of it.

I do NOT believe in “little green men”. We checked the papers the next day and saw no other reports of this sighting, which is mind-boggling because of its location, and the duration of the incident. I am now a retired physician living in Las Vegas and have never seen anything like it since. To me, the most unusual aspect was that no shape was distinguishable against the night sky other than the diamond-shaped light