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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/18/2005 11:00 (Entered as : 06/18/2005 11:00)
Reported: 3/18/2012 11:34:19 PM 23:34
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: Ashland, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 30 Seconds
Brown spherical UFO seen in broad daylight

I was attending Southern Oregon University graduation held on the SOU football field on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Just as the ceremony ended the crowd of some 5,000 attendees was proceeding north toward the main platform. I was headed in exactly the opposite direction toward the television remote truck, the event was broadcast on cable TV, to retrieve a piece of equipment I had loaned the production crew.

It was a nearly cloudless day, the air was very clear and the sky was deep blue. Out of the corner of my eyes I noticed something unusual seemingly floating north to south across the valley at about 500 feet altitude. I t was perfectly round, about 30-40 feet in diameter, brown like a basketball with no seams, it had no windows and it made no sound. It looked like a dull brown ball, was completely smooth and devoid of any features. What I saw was a silent brown ball slowly moving across the valley heading due south.

There wasn't another person within a hundred feet of my location so there was no way to point it out to anyone else. I may have been the only person to notice it. Apparently whoever or whatever was in the thing was checking out the large crowd of people on the ground beneath it. It took less than a minute for it to cruise past then suddenly it took off at high speed and disappeared into the distance gaining altitude as it left.

At the time I just blew it off. I was not particularly motivated to mention my sighting to anyone since when the subject of UFOs comes up most people roll their eyes and ask, "What were you smoking before you saw it?" I wouldn't bring it up now except not quite a year later I got my real introduction to UFOs. In May of 2006 I was being a tourist taking pictures of the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California. That evening I loaded the pictures on my PC and while looking them over I noticed something in one photo that caught my attention. It's just a bright spot in the photo but it is clear enough and distinct enough that I knew it was not simply a reflection in the lens.

I had no idea what it was but I was determined to find out if it was an anomaly or if the experience would repeat. I went back to the same location and shot over 800 still photos with a Sony DSC-F828 digital camera. I not only caught more of the bright objects, many of them, but I snapped another even stranger looking object that really got me into finding out what I had tapped into.

In August of 2006 I purchase a Canon GL-2 video camera. It has a 200x zoom and something called Frame Mode which treats each frame of video as a stand-alone jpeg rather than the interlaced images most video cameras shoot. The still frames shot with the GL-2 are clear, sharp and jitter free.

To date I have over twenty hours of footage shot in a variety of locations that in my opinion proves without doubt that we are anything but alone in this universe. There are four distinct objects that I find all the time. Some large and some unimaginably small, approximately .030" in diameter. The tiny ones are around by the hundreds at very close range. I have video of them on my hand.

I've made rudimentary communication with the small ones. They obviously know I'm shooting video of them. They put on a display I can only describe as waving to me. I printed one frame of their formation and waved it in front of them and they repeated the wave at my request.

I reported this to MUFON, actually met with the regional director in Portland, Oregon. After showing him some of my footage he basically blew it off and brought up an image on his computer that he claimed was a "real" UFO. My video is all shot in daylight making the objects clearly visible, not just blobs of light in a dark sky. His "UFO" video was nothing more than a tiny white light in a black sky. Oooo! I was unimpressed.

The UFO shows on television are mostly eye-witness accounts with no photos or videos to back them up. I've seen better on You Tube. I have clear videos of objects that unless authority is truly hiding some serious technology from the public were not manufactured here. If you are interested in seeing clear video of objects that can fly circles around fighter jets and have flown circles around airliners in my video, look me up. If not I really don't care because I've found the mainstream self proclaimed UFO hunters to be frauds working to hide the truth rather than expose it. If you are different let's talk.