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Occurred : 10/17/1986 18:00 (Entered as : 10/17/86 18:00 hours)
Reported: 5/7/1999 05:40
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Shape: Other
Duration:6-10 minutes
On a fall evening, after returning from a scout meeting I witnessed a object perform some extreemly unusual aerial feats, at at least plane flying level(low flying) along with 2 other witnesses, before vanishing from sight in a south-eastern direction.

On the evening approx.6:00 pm Mid October(the 17th to my best recollection), 1986 in Bartlesville, OK. Myself, at the time 9 years old and my father(((deleted))at the time employed by ((company deleted))) stopped offlocal station(what brand of station I do not recall)on the way home from a scout meeting. As we were filling up, the attendant pointed out somthing unusual in the sky, at first could not see it but as I looked up in front of me facing a northern sky I saw a orangish-red colored object/craft. It stood out aainst the sky, it was shapped like a stretched nerf-football, almost ovular, but with cuved top and botton wich came to faded ends and surrounded by a arorea of light. At first the craft was in a vertical positon, and proceeded to move down very slowly at a relatively high altitude(I'd dare a guess of 2-6 thousand feet up) then the craft, well,I guess the word is flipped or rotated into a horizontal postion in place, maintaing the same saucer/ovular shape. It then proceeded to very slowly move across the sky towards the north/east but in a line right across just as it had gone in a line staright down. Then suddenly it bolted of the east and was gone. The sky was relatively well lit as it was fall in that part of the country, and this whole event we witnessed for about 10 minutes. I have no idea how long the craft had been in the area or of other sightings. It made no noise, but all 3 of us concured it was like nothing we had ever seen. At first we thought it might be the exausht fire form a hot air ballon or some other plane, but when it did those manuevers, I knew of nothing and still do not that could do that. When it took off it bolted, I mean....just slightly slower than you can blink, so it went from crusing to that in nothing flat. I drew a picture when I got home, but do not have the original, both I and my father told my mother about it upon arrival home. That is most of what I can recall of the event, although my father,myself,and the gas attendent are sure we saw some sort of craft-unlike anything I have seen. I have no idea what it was to this day. I have since moved(since 1989)back to where my parents are both originally from to California, and have lived in Redondo Beach for the past ten years.