I am wondering if
anyone has reported this sighting?
Date: 1966 or 1967 – Fall
Place of sighting: San Juan Capistrano, CA
While camping at the State park in San Juan Capistrano
our family which included my parents
and my sister who was 10 years older than me, were sitting next to our trailer, it was toward
dusk - Since it was Autumn, the sun
was still in the south west. The state park was crowded so there were quite a
few witnesses to this event.
The object itself was conical/tear drop in shape. The
more pointed end was in front - It had a silver/metallic glow but a window of
sorts could easily be seen in the front. It was fairly large, about 45 to 65 feet
in length and VERY close to where we were. Perhaps 200 yards from where we
were sitting. The object emitted a low sounding, deep hum. It remained
absolutely still for around 45 seconds and then moved at severe angles,
including straight up, down again, across the horizon and at speeds which no
conventional aircraft flies. It disappeared at least once and reappeared
several hundred yards away.
UFO sketch by the witness, superimposed on a photo of a similar
This went on for about 5 to 6 minutes; people were
standing on tables and on the roofs of their RV's to get a better look. Also,
behind our trailer a green colored, state truck had stopped and the "Rangers"
had got out and were standing in the bed of the truck to watch this
spectacular show. Suddenly the "craft" zipped to an extremely high elevation,
almost disappearing, we thought the "event" was over - people were
all talking to each other about what we were seeing - Then the object sped at an angle towards the
ocean and plunged directly into the water. It was gone.
We spoke with several of the other campers and the state
rangers and we all agreed that this was something which was not of earthly
I was 9 or 10 years old at the time. My sister and I
often talked about this and became convinced of the spectacular nature of
this sighting, unfortunately she died in 2000. Also, my parents have been gone
for many years.
My Mother reported the incident to the Air Force who
sent 2 agents out to our home to take an official report. At the time I drew
a picture of what I had seen- The agents took the drawing, our written report
of the sighting and we never heard anything from them (that I know of.)
I have made an "image" of what we saw. This is
obvious just a drawing overlaid on an image of a similar looking beach made
for the purpose of making my description clearer.
Have you had any reports of anything similar to this?
Best Regards R.Root (Pseudonym)
San Diego, CA
This reference: E-mail from Mel Podell, MUFON-San Diego,
Area Director, dated December 17, 2005
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
However, up the coast, on the other side of Los
Angeles at Vandenberg AFB, near Santa Barbara we have UFOCAT 46500 date of
Numerous strong radar targets overhead,
multiple radars (5). Scrambled fighters did not find. Speeds 80 knots,
changed altitude. Elliptical, fuzzy, red+green light. Most targets over ocean.
North America – United States, California
33-30-06 N, Longitude 117-39-45 W (D-M-S)