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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/1997 01:00 (Entered as : 06/23/97 1:00)
Reported: 10/8/1997 03:32
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Willow Creek Campground, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:2 hrs
Summary : Late in the evening, just before retiring, A luminous object was spotted just above a mountain, and in between two trees. It appeared to be one mile to the south/southeast of the campground. It remained 'flickering' in a cross pattern, until I signaled with a flashlight, which caused it to abruptly change its pattern and speed; changing its location extremely quickly. and then coming back to its original spot and remain flickering once again. just above the mountain.

The object appeared to be of a spherical shape, maybe 15-20ft across, from where it was observed. The object 'flickered' rapidly and it moved in a tight, 'tic tac toe' like movement, intensifying in luminensce as it moved. After 30 min. object was 'signaled' with a small flashlight, to which the object reacted by flashing brighter and moving even more erratically; much faster and farther. After, it would come back to its original position. There were no changes in color,as far as the light is concerned. I watched for about 2 hrs until I became extremely tired, even though I was very interested, and slept. Observer is an Audio Engineer, with an extensive background in Architecture, graphic design, and Acoustics. Observer is 26 yrs of age, male. Observer has witnessed similar phenomena in the past.