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Occurred : 7/15/1988 02:00 (Entered as : 7-88/89 02:00)
Reported: 10/12/1999 01:15
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Van Nuys (Colbath Ave.), CA
Shape: Sphere
saw black sphere floating in yard 5 ft light no sound.told everyone i knew.saw it on the news 2 days later filmed in orange county.

living in my moms garage .I was up late with my girlfriend. Went into the backyard about 2am,noticed something moving in my neighbors first i thought it was my neighbor looking over the fence but it was too late to be likely so i walked over to the fence.i saw a black sphere about 2 -3 feet across with the look of a polished aluminumfive ft. from me.when i walked towards it it started to go down behind the fence,like i had supprised it! It moved like it was on a hydraulic lift.slow but a very steady speed not floating at all,but looking like it was very heavey.I could still see the sphere through the slits in the fence,and I held my breath .I always wanted to see a ufo.but this really scared me.not because i thought there were aliens inside,but because I've never seen something that looked so heavy defy gravity.after a minuet(seemed like 10)the sphere started to rise again at a very steady slow speed again, untill it was in plain sight again ,and then untill it was behind the dense brush of a tree that was next to it.I ran inside and locked the doors and didnt sleep till sunrise.the next day i told all my friends and my mom didn't believe me .but the day after i told her we were watching the news and saw a story we couldn't believe.some people surveying land in orange county filmed exactly the same sphere I saw . there were 5 houses on the screen and the sphere went from house to house in hops going a bout 100 ft in the air upto speeds that were clocked at 300 mph.the film was actually made a week before but it didn't make it to the news until after it had been verified by the airforce as"what the camera actually saw"(no video trickery)

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