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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/11/1996 12:44 (Entered as : 04/11/96 12:44 AM)
Reported: 7/27/1999 11:04
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams, The object made a sound
Strange craft observed over Santa Cruz CA.

I first observed the craft as a bright white light coming in over Monterey Bay. It appeared to be a landing light from an aircraft which was much to low to clear the mountains for a landing in San Jose. On my way outside I noticed the time as 12:44 am. The craft passed over at approx. 1-2000 ft. and at a viewing angle of approx. 45 degrees from vertical. It was approx. the length of an airliner and cylinder shaped and rounded at both ends. There were 7 round porthole shaped openings along the side and 5 square areas colored as if subjected to heat. There was a horizontal circular ring that had movement like liquid moving around the ring. There were vertical lines of descending from the rings that came together as an apex to form a cone. The cone in front was a light gray color and the one at the rear looked like liquid gold moving around the ring and upt the vertical lines. When it passed from my view I returned inside my house and took note of the time. It was 12:49am. The next day I took compass bearings and determined its course at approx. 355 degrees magnetic.