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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1976 20:00 (Entered as : 6/15/76 20:00)
Reported: 7/2/2006 10:15:16 AM 10:15
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Large lighted silhouette of a face in the sky.

I'm fairly certain this was in 1976. It is similar to the sighting in Thousand Oaks posted for 1/15/76. Simi is just a few miles from Thousand Oaks.

It was a warm evening, and I was out in the front yard with my parents. I was about 14. We were just sitting there talking and enjoying the evening. I was looking up at the sky and the stars and saw something in the sky to the west.

I'll describe it as a light, because that is what it would most closely resemble. It was more like a grayer area of the sky, but translucent enough to see the stars through it. The frightening thing is that it was shaped like the typical "devil face" outline complete with horns and a grimacing mouth. At first we thought it was being projected by one of those big searchlights they used to use for grand openings, etc., but there was no beam of light visible coming up from the ground.

My dad was working for Rockwell at the time, but not up at Rocketdyne. He was trying to figure out what was causing this quite obvious shape in the sky, and was getting pretty upset. My mom was just quiet and looked scared. We watched it for about 20 minutes, and it never changed or moved in any way. I don't know what size it was, but it was bigger than my hand as I held it up .

We watched it for awhile and then went inside. I was assuming there was some logical explanation, and we would read about it in the paper the next day, but as far as I know, nobody else saw or reported it.

Even stranger, about a month or so later, I was outside with some friends at about the same time, and was telling them about what I had seen, and described the shape. One of my friends pointed up and said "do you mean like that?"....and there it was again, in the same place. We all watched it for a few minutes, and it gradually faded and was no longer visible.

The only indication I have ever had that anyone else saw this was a drawing on the cover of a "Weekly Reader" type newspaper they used to hand out at school. The paper came out a year or so later, but had an article about UFO sightings, etc. inside. The cover drawing depicted a night sky with the exact same shape in it, and I believe whoever drew it must have seen the same thing as I did. It was accompanied by the caption "Are We Alone?" or something similar. I kept that copy for many years, but can no longer find it.

I believe the poster from Thousand Oaks saw the same thing or something similar. I asked my parents about it a few years ago, but they don't remember it at all. Strange.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))