Go Back Report # 1365



Romance Under a UFO...


TYPE: landed CE I

DATE: 6-15-80

TIME: 11:30 p.m.

DURATION: 5 to l0 minutes


PLACE: Aptos, California


Boy meets girl...boy and girl stroll along beach at midnight...UFO drifts into view.

     Kevin Smith, 18, and Jill Harper, 16, both students, were on the shore of private Hidden Beach in this residential area when a 4-foot-long, 10-inch-wide "cigar" drifted southwest toward the water.

     The unlit form flew about thirty feet above them, and was lighter in color than the clear sky. They had trouble resolving any details in the dark. The UFO flew silently and steadily beyond them about fifty yards over the waves. Then it changed course and dropped downward, landing on the water without a splash. As it bobbed about, a light came on which seemed to come from the interior. It gave the upper portion of the shape a uniform yellowish


     Kevin Smith yelled at it from the shore. The moment he did, the light went out. Smith said he could have swum out to it, but Jill Harper was scared and they left for home.


Reference for the above text is: Frontiers of Science, July-August 1980, Vol. II, No. 4, p. 14.


UFOCAT PRN – 111565

UFOCAT URN – 111565 International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), in Frontiers of Science, July-August 1980, Vol. II, No. 4, p. 14

UFOCAT URN – 191015 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (727) #059, no © date


North America – United States, California, Santa Cruz

Aptos               Latitude 36-58-38 N, Longitude 121-53-58 W (D-M-S) [populated place]

Hidden Beach   Unable to locate coordinates but there are many beaches at Aptos’s coordinates.

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399



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