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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1999 18:30 (Entered as : 8-1-99 18:30)
Reported: 8/7/1999 01:34
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Bear Valley Ski Resort, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 1 minute
Silvery UFO rose out of the huge, deep canyon to the north of the ski parking lot to a spot overhead in about 3 seconds & I then lost site of it.

I had been watching jets in the skys over towards Nevada and was looking down into the vast canyon when I noticed the UFO rising. A silvery "cigar" rose vertically out of the huge canyon to the north of the Bear Valley Ski Resort parking lot off Highway 4 about 20 miles west of the state line. The "cigar" was inclined about 65 degrees like /, but rose nearly straight up, maybe 80 degrees. The direction it rose was SE to SSE and it's path was probably an arc. It rose to a spot near overhead in about 3 seconds & I then lost site of it. The UFO object was probably a disk seen from the side (cigar shape) of about 20' to 30' feet. When I first observed it, I was looking through my good quality binoculars and actually tracked it for a second or so. I then picked it up again when it was overhead without the glasses. About 20 minutes later I heard a small prop plane travel through the canyon bottom from east to west but I didn't see it.