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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/18/1999 21:48 (Entered as : 05/18/99 2148)
Reported: 5/18/1999 22:37
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:3-5 seconds
Oval shaped craft travelling e-w n/w, NO clearance or blinking lights seemed to be illuminated from inside. The color was ivory or yellowish with dark spots that appeared to be portholes(??).

My wife and I were standing outside looking up and to the south when I noticed an odd oval illuminated flying object travelling east to west or n/west, it was moving slightly faster than what one would expect of say a commercial airliner. The object started to pass "behind" the tree in our front yard and we both ran out front. Within 3 seconds we were out front clear of the tree but the object had completely disappeared?!No sign or trace, there were many aircraft, stars were CLEARLY visable and it was/is a VERY clear night. There was NO mistaking that this object was NOT a commercial or military aircraft of any type. The closest thing in shape and size would be a "blimp" but it was moving too fast and it completely disappeared, plus the fact that it had no clearance or blinking lights lights. The object was also totally w/o sound, my wife said she heard it but the sound I think she heard was a passing car...I think??