Go Back Report # 491


Sunset Cliffs sighting

Date: August or September, 1975 or 76        
Time: Sunset  
Location: Pt. Loma      
Witness: Shanon Cook

       This happened so long ago that Shanon is unsure of the exact date. She reports: "...two objects coming straight up out of the sea, side by side…dripping water and moving fast…straight up into the air, and the audible gasp from everyone standing at the Point Loma Cliffs, watching the sunset, that is something I will never forget." There were several other witnesses at the time as Sunset Cliffs is a popular location. She recalls, "I had walked over from my house; I lived on Pt. Loma Ave. then. It was a beautiful evening and a gorgeous sunset. People had pulled the cars in and were standing by their cars watching the sky. A lot of people were standing all along the cliff area, as they do on gorgeous end-of-summer evenings. I recall looking to my left and seeing a tripod. It could have been a camera, or a telescope, I didn't look closely enough. But the houses across the street had people standing outside, some with telescopes…pointing toward the sea. I would guess at least 30 people…well 25-30, all spread apart, some in small groups, others by themselves, like me."        

       "When the objects surfaced, it was very fast, a straight up motion, and they were identical as far as I could see. A dull silver, shiny a bit, but not too shiny. No lights or anything else sticks out in my mind. They went straight up, equal speed, and pretty close together. Certainly not touching, but I am not great with judging distance, so it is hard for me to describe, maybe 6 or 8 feet apart. They were more of an oval shape. I had the feeling we were seeing the top of whatever it was, facing us as they were going up. They went up fast, then separated, one going to the left and one to the right, at equal speeds and at exactly the same time. It was so fast that it was hard to digest what I had just seen." MUFON and Shanon are looking for additional witnesses to this event and/or any newspaper articles that might have been written. If you were a witness to this event or know of any articles that may have been written, please contact: (619) 444-4262   24–Hour San Diego UFO Hotline, or send an e-mail report at ptloma@n6rpf.com-us.net 

Reference for the above text is: WEB PAGE: MUFON of San Diego:


North America – United States, California, San Diego  
Sunset Cliffs   Latitude 32-43-59 N, Longitude 117-15-23 W (D-M-S) [cliff]     
Point Loma     Latitude 32-42-00 N, Longitude 117-14-48 W [cape]   
San Diego      
Latitude 32-42-55 N, Longitude 117-09-26 W [populated place]          
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399         

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