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Occurred : 7/1/1975 16:00 (Entered as : 07/01/75 16:00)
Reported: 7/30/2008 9:16:57 PM 21:16
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Marsh Creek, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5-10 min
Purplish cigar shaped craft 300-350 long came to 50 ft away, 2 min hovered then sped off at rapid speed.

I dont have enough practice on computers to cut and paste reports, therefore I will have to do my best without benefit of spell check, please keep this in mind when reading this reort, for it is both truthfull and verifiable.

In the summer of 1975 it came to my attention that my aunt had a resort property just east of Lawrence Livermore Lab in Marsh Creek California. My Aunt who is now deceaced had kept a journal of numerous sightings she and others had exerienced for many years at the resort during the 70's. I had a freind that was in the same jr high class that was very interested in ufo's and when I mentioned an upcomming family event taking place at the resort and the fact that ufo's were sighted often he asked to be invited along. I only mention these facts at all because this individual happens to now be one of the worlds experts on ufo's. Since no names are to mentioned here, I think it's safe to say that if it comes a time for documenting this report his eye witness testimony would be invaluable.

Anyway on the day in question he and I spent the day scouting places where the craft had been seen to land. On one spot the craft had set down and started a wild fire and when fire personel gathered on the ridge across from resort the craft landed back on the western ridge just north of the resort and sat and watched the fire being put out. We examined both sites and the western ridge had three deep indentations that had apparently melted the soil into an almost glassy looking substance similar to black glass. There was no brush in this area because it was a fire break and a clearing and it why I beleive we were able to spot the landing site and melted soil. We were told that it was about time to go so my freind and I asked my uncle if we could get on the roof of the chalet to get a good vantage point to scan above the tree tops before we left and he showed us how to get up there and told time was almost up and watch the guide wires supporting the antenna. My freind had an old camera ! that you had to look down to view the object you were shooting and he took it out of it's case and just then I heard a low humming almost a vibration comming from the high western ridge that runs about a mile away rrom the resort.At this point we were about 40-50 feet above ground level and my mother and aunt were just comming out the front door calling for us to come on down to go. As the humming got louder I focused my attention in that direction and saw what appeared to be a structure, like stuts but viewable through its body. I called out to my freind and said "This has got to be it". Ashe looked were I was pointing he said he wasnt seeing anything, But as it got closer it began to fill in and turn a purplish color and filled out into a long cigar shaped craft. We both watched in awe as this object the size of a football field matterialized and just stopped right at eye level about 30-40 feet away and at about 50-60 feet above the ground. The craft hovered about 45 seconds and my freind attempted to spap a picture but tripped over a wire and as he got back up and tried again the craft zipped away at a speed I cannot desribe. Back on the ground everyone that had seen the craft desribed what they saw and my mothers desription gave it a black stripe right down the middle that was not observed from our vantage point on the roof. After this event I questioned my Aunt for more info on her sightings and experences and she told me it had been visiting for years and she had even reported it to the Air Force and after several meetings with them she was told to keep here mouth shut and she was crazy. Well she was not crazy and 33 years later I can still see it like it was yesterday. My friend as stated earlier was so impressed by the experience he made it his lifes passion and ocupation. There were other strange things that happened to me soon after and later in life. The craft appeared to follow us home {Fremont Cal} and I experienced lost time and knowledge of their propulsion systeem and motivations for their visita! tions. I cant explain this knoledge, but I do know that after discusing the propulsion ststem with my uncle {not related to this incident} that worked at California Berkley about the method of propulsion he asked how I could have such knowledge about such far away and cutting edge information. Anyway thats about it in a nutshell and if I could speak to someone with the right forum or willing to explore this deeper I believe that a lot of things can be unlocked.


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