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Occurred : 10/15/2008 12:00 (Entered as : 10/08 12:00)
Reported: 2/17/2009 9:43:27 AM 09:43
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Irvine, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 seconds
Disc hovering at a southernmost tilt west of NB I-405 at Irvine Medows CA

My wife and I were traveling north on I-405 - approx midday. Before Culver exit, I glanced to the west and briefly saw a nearby tilted disc hovering directly over the northern part of Irvine's Preservation Area. Disc appeared reasonably large - maybe 40 feet in length, but viewing perspective made it appear very thin. The disc appeared to be very 'real' and solid in nature; I did not see any form of glowing or radiation of bright color. Object was gray/brown - I believe. It was hovering and completely/effortlessly static. Notably, it was tilting distinctly to its southernmost side. I viewed the object from the freeway, but could not alert my wife's attention to it quickly enough before a freeway bridge and trees obscured it from my view. I pulled off the Culver exit and drove west over the freeway to attempt a better view, feeling sure that we would be able to view something explainable, but the object was no longer visible. I often question if I had actually seen the object, but cannot account for how I could imagine the length, flatness and angular titling of the disc if I had indeed been confused or subject to some kind of illusion. Date and precise time are approximate, since I could not substantiate the sighting with other witnesses and questioned the 'reality' of it.

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