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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1967 23:00 (Entered as : 1967 23:00)
Reported: 11/9/2007 5:20:00 PM 17:20
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
Sighted light surrounding unknown being and heard sounds as being attempted to look inside home.

My bedroom was in the back of the house, facing the back yard, which, in our Ventura, California town, was wilderness area owned by the Getty Oil Co. There were, back then in 1967, no houses, roads, or buildings--nothing at all. We lived, literally, on the very edge of town.

I had just gotten into bed at about 11:00 PM and had definitely not fallen asleep. (I have examined this fact a number of times to counter the argument that I was dreaming. I am sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I was wide awake.)

A faint, intermittent noise began, similar to the sound of a rain bird spraying water, and I can remember thinking, "Why is the neighbor watering his lawn at this hour?"

The noise slowly began to get louder, as if it was approaching, and, in fact, it was, and began assuming a more electronic character as it did so. By this time, I began feeling afraid.

The noise became quite loud, and suddenly, in front of my window, wreathed in green light, appeared a figure in silhouette, moving back and forth in my window as if trying to look in at me. While the window had a sheer curtain covering part of the view, it did not obscure the bright green aura, or the box-like protuberance around the ears of the being.

It wavered back and forth in front of my window for a minute or so, and then moved away down the path behind my house. As it did so, the electronic sound diminished as well, eventually fading completely.

By this point, I had the covers over my head, and was shaking in fear. I did not jump up to tell my parents who were sitting in the living room in the front of the house, as one would normally do, and have never understood why.

I can honestly say I have never been so frightened in my life. What happened was, of course, completely unexpected, and there fore carried an element of shock as well. It was not a prank by friends (to stand as high in the window on the path behind my room, one would have to be 7 ft. tall) nor was it a dream.

I have replayed the incident many times over in my mind since that time--and each time must conclude, after looking at all other rational explanations, that I saw the outline, silhouetted in green light, of a being not from this world.

There are other elements to this story from other members of my family, and neighbors as well. But this is enough for now.

Though I have told this story to people several times over the years, I still get a cold chill down my spine from the remembrance, and even feel it now as I write this.


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