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Occurred : 5/24/2008 21:40 (Entered as : 05/24/08 21:40)
Reported: 5/24/2008 10:46:21 PM 22:46
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Chevron
Duration:15 minutes
four illuminated chevrons that appeared to be made up of several pieces - similar to birds flying together. Ventura, CA

First witness statement This began at approximately 9:40 p.m.

I was sitting with my husband in our hot tub and happened to glance to the sky. I did not look directly up, but just raised my eyes slightly and looked toward the Northeast. I noticed a chevron-shape flying across the sky. I thought it was birds because of the formation, and because it looked like there were independent objects creating the formation. But it was dark outside…and unless they were iridescent birds that happened to be getting a reflection from the moon, I don’t know how they would be lit up. I said to my husband, “What is that? Birds, or a UFO?” I said it very casually, because I really didn’t know WHAT I was seeing. He said, “Maybe it’s a B2 bomber running a test,” (as we have military bases around and sometimes do see this type of thing. But we didn’t really see lights, just simply illumination. Then, he said that it was moving much too quickly to be an aircraft. A few seconds later, while we were still wondering what we saw, there was another one. This was appeared to fly in the same flight path of the first, but its shape was slightly different. It was more of a flattened chevron, while the first was a very triangular shape. These both flew in the direction from the West to the East.

Within what seemed like a minute, but I don’t know for sure as there is not a lighted clock outside, a helicopter flew by. The helicopter also looked like it was flying in the same flight path, although it may have been lower. It was definitely slower and noisy, whereas the first two objects were silent. About eight minutes later, we saw another one. This one looked farther away to me, and it flew from the Northeast toward the Southwest. This one seemed more like the first in its shape. We saw this one for what seemed like a longer time – maybe a total of 15-20 seconds. Approximately five minutes after that, we saw another one. This one also flew from the West to the East and we were able to see it for about 12-15 seconds.

While we were staring at the sky trying to figure out what we saw, or see more, or who knows what, we saw several regular aircraft. They all moved a lot slower than what we saw. We also saw some satellites that appeared to be moving fairly quickly. However, because of their blinking, it is hard to determine how fast they were moving compared to blinking.

Second witness statement: On the night of May 24, 2008 at approximately 9:40 pm, my wife and I were relaxing in our hot tub, looking up at the sky in Ventura, CA. Suddenly, my wife said, "What is that?" and I looked up and saw a chevron shaped 'thing' flying through the sky. We live near the coast in Southern California, so the 'thing' was coming from the ocean, moving west to east. It was moving very quickly, faster than conventional aircraft that we see regularly in our area. The 'thing' was in the shape of a 'V', or a chevron and was made up of single lights or dots, probably 8 in total. About a minute after seeing the object, another identical object moved across the sky in the same direction, following the direction of the first object. It looked identical and was moving along the same direction. We heard no sound and saw no conventional contrails from aircraft which appear to be at a similar altitude.

Approximately 5 minutes later, we both saw another identical object moving across the sky from the North to the South. It appeared to be the same shape and moving the same speed as the previous 'things.' We sat and pondered what the objects were for approximately 10 minutes when another 'thing' flew through the sky along the same path and at the same rate as the first and second 'things. We continued to look into the sky for an additional 15 minutes or so and did not see anything else that resembled the first sighting. The objects appeared to be moving at a higher rate of speed than conventional aircraft, and were completely silent in their movement.