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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/2/1997 22:05 (Entered as : 2205)
Reported: 5/10/1997 12:41
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Oceanside, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 minutes
Summary : AN ILLUMINATED OBJECT WAS FIRST SIGHTED IN THE SOUTHEAST,ILUMINATED WITH AN ORANGE LIGHT OF MEDIUM INTENCITY.THE OBJECT WAS FLYING AT A SLOW RATE OF SPEED AND WITHOUT ANY NOISE.A GROUP OF FOUR PEOPLE WERE THE FIRST TO MAKE THIS OBSERVATION,AND WATCHED WITH AWE AS IT MADE IT'S APPROACH. AT THAT TIME I CALLED TO MY WIFE (WHO WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE)TO COME SEE.OTHERS THAT WERE INSIDE ALSO CAME OUT.ABOUT THAT TIME THE OBJECT WAS ALMOST OVERHEAD.WE ALL TOOK THE ELEVATOR TO A ROOFTOP OBSERVATION DECK,THE OBJECT WAS NOW IN FULL VIEW,AND APPEARED TO COME TO A FULL STOP.REMAINING STATIONARY IN THE SKY IT APPEARED TO ELEVATE TO I'D GUESS ABOUT 5000'.IT REMAINED THERE FOR ABOUT A MINUTE,THENMOVED SLOWLY IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION.WHILE MOVING TO THE SOUTH IT APPEARED TO DROP A LIGHTED OBJECT THAT FELL A SHORT DISTANCE AND DISSAPPEARED FROM OUR SIGHT.ONE OF THE GROUP WENT BACK TO THE ROOM AND GOT A PARE OF BINOCULARS.THOSE THAT HAD AN ORPORTUITY TO VIEW THE OBJECT THROUGH THE BINOCULARS ALL AGREED THE OBJECT WAS ACTUALLY FOUR SEPARATE LIGHTS,IN A DIAMOND SHAPE.THE GROUP OF VIEWS RAINGED IN AGE FROM TWENTY TO SIXTY FIVE,CONSISTING OF A NEWS COLUMNIST,TWO ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE BALANCE UPSTANDING CITIZENS.HTE COLUMNIST HAS WRITTEN AN ACCOUNT OF THIS SIGHTING IN HIS COLUMN,AND VARIES SLIGHTLY FROM THIS ACCOUNT BUT HE WAS ALSO ONE THAT OBSERVED THE OBJECT THROUGH THE BINOCULARS.THIS ACCOUNT WAS ALSO REPORTED TO,"UFO SIGHTINGS" ((Web address deleted)), THE FOLLOWING DAY.