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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1999 22:10 (Entered as : 08/01/99 16:10)
Reported: 8/7/1999 00:14
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Monterey, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration: 6-7 mins.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color
Luminous oval-shaped light seen over Monterey.

My daughter and I were driving north on Highway 1 that evening. We were approximately 8 miles south of Carmel when we spotted what appeared at first to be a short contrail from on aircraft approximately 35 degrees above the horizon, to the north of us. We could not determine how far this light was, except that from our position it appeared to be above Monterey, or possibly beyond it, over the water. As we drove on, this light appeared to expand into an oval shape. It did not appear to move, or moved very slowly (keeping in mind that we were driving towards it). The oval light began to fade, leaving a concentrated pinpoint of light, which then disappeared altogether. I would appreciate confirmation as to whether anyone else sighted a similar phenomenon that night. Please email me.

((NUFORC Note: Time corrected to 2210 hrs. by witness 20AU99.))