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Occurred : 7/1/2007 21:30 (Entered as : 07/01/2007 21:30)
Reported: 5/15/2008 10:36:29 PM 22:36
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:two to three minutes
I saw a bright emerald green gigantic object hovering over the Pacific Ocean for two to three minutes.

About one year ago, July 1, 2007, I was walking home from a friend's condo to mine in same complex about 9:30 in evening. At the top of a gentle hill I looked straight down the road running through the condo complex to the Pacific Ocean. At the foot of the hill there are tall Norfolk pine trees on both sides framing the Pacific Ocean beyond. Between these trees, over the ocean (cannot judge how far out) in the dark starless sky I saw a gigantic bright emerald green object that looked like a beach ball crushed from top and bottom into a shape like an oval with very narrow sides. It was deeper green around the edges of the object. It seemed to be floating over the ocean but I could see no reflection on the water. I was quite fascinated by the vibrancy of the green color one the outer edges of the object. I stood there watching it possibly two and a half to three minutes and then it shot off straight out to sea, not up, as best I could tell and disappeared immediately. No afterglow as it disappeared. It was just gone! I rushed inside and called the Santa Barbara Sheriff's office and asked if they had any reports on green foreign objects in the sky. Non emergency calls were being picked up in the Santa Maria Sheriff's department for some reason and I was told I could not get a contact for a non-emergency here in Santa Barbara. The woman who answered informed me, "Whatever you think you saw it's three days before Fourth of July. If you really did see something it was early fireworks." I am 79 years old and I've seen fireworks all my life from Los Angeles to Washington DC to France to China. I know fireworks when I see them. This had nothing to do with fireworks! I then called a friend who is into astronomy seriously and he contacted people he knows involved in it but none of them saw anything. I didn't know where else to turn so dropped it, other than for conversation starter at boring dinner parties.

Seeing you on Larry King tonight I decided I would file a report. I was not drinking, I am a very successful published author and lecturer. still working at 79, who is totally balanced mentally and I have good eyesight. I know what I saw and it was unlike anything I have ever seen before, outside of science fiction movies and my granddaughter's cartoon shows on TV.


((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))