|Occurred : 7/15/1960 01:00 (Entered as : 07/15/1960 01:00)
Reported: 10/28/2011 12:57:10 PM 12:57
Location: La Verne, CA
|July 1960, Pomona Ca, two yellowish orange spheres observed by numerous people that reported to the local paper.
Clear bright stary summer night in Southern California, Two 11 year old Friends sleeping in a tent outside in their backyard which was a frequent practice without airconditioning. Observed two circular spheres flying in formation from the San Gabriel Mountains in a southernly direction towards the area of San Dimas and La Verne CA. Watched as the spheres stopped in mid air and hoovered at an elevation of about 25,000 feet. Both spheres were yellowish orange. No beams of light emitted off of them such as a search light or night running lights. They were both brighter than the stars in the background and appeared closer then the commercial aircraft preparing for their final approach to LAX. These spheres could not have been mistaken for airplanes, helicopters blimps or balloons.
As we gazed at this abnormal activity we talked back and forth describing our observations to one another. We both noted that the distance between the two balls of light was approximated at 1/4 to 1/2 mile. Geographically measuring their proximity I would estimate that one of the spheres was hoovering over the Metropolitan Water District Plant in La Verne and the other was over Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas.
After approximately 30 minutes, the most southernly sphere (San Dimas) flew away over the Ganesha Hills Mountains and then in a Northern direction closely following Garey Avenue in Pomona towards the San Gabriel Mountians near Mt. Baldy. The one sphere over La Verne stayed longer and then proceeded straight back towards the mountains from which it came.
Naturally, the next morning we reported our observations to our parents and friends who half heartedly believed us as neither of us were "story tellers." That afternoon with the paper arrived, our creditability was boasted by several sightings being re-told in the local newspaper. Pomona California, "Progress Bulletin" now known as the "Daily Bulletin." Eventhough its fifty years later, I remember that night as if it occurred yesterday. I am now retired from a very successful career as a police officer. As luck would have it, I've lost contact with my childhood buddy who moved away from La Verne a couple of years later but if I could locate him, I'll bet his recollections of that night would be identical to mine. I don't recall the exact night of this occurance, but to the best of my recollection, it was a summer vacation night in 1960 and other people in the vicinity of Pomona Ca observed it to and reported it to the local paper who wrote a story for the front page. "Progress Bulletin, Pomona CA"