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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/15/1956 18:00 (Entered as : 06/15/56 18:00)
Reported: 4/12/2012 11:38:05 PM 23:38
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: 5 to 10 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object landed
|Fireball landing, and when inspection attempted, retreating.
In the mid 1950's, on the grounds of Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, my wife and I were driving late one afternoon on a back road, parallel to and south of to San Fransiquito Creek ( where the Stanford Shopping Center is now ). At that time, it was a "back road." As we were about half a mile west of El Camino Real, a brilliant ball of silvery-white light, about 3 to 6 feet in diameter, came whizzing in from about North-Northwest and landed then bounced a couple of times on the ground approximately 100 feet to our south - in what, at that time, was an empty field bordered by a barbed-wire fence.
Being amazed and wondering, I stopped the car and attempted to get through the barbed wire - to see what the thing was. But, before I could make it through the fence - say in about 5 minutes! - that ball suddenly shot up and retreated back in the direction from which it came.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))