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Occurred : 6/15/1965 03:30 (Entered as : 06/15/65 03:30)
Reported: 5/9/2002 11:16:01 PM 23:16
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Woodland HIlls, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:approx. 2-min
Circular black object in early morning sky, blocking out starfield, size of 33 1/3 record album at arms length; Woodland Hills, Calif.

I was fifteen years old at the time, living with my parents at the very west end of the San Fernando Valley, at the base of the hills where Rocketdyne is located. Our house was the last house at the end of a dirt surfaced street. There were no houses yet built across the street (very rural). I was sitting on the grass in the front yard our ranch-style home waiting to be picked up by friends to get an early start to go surfing. It was quite dark, as there were no street lights yet in this area, and our house did not yet have yard lights.

I suddenly realized that there were none of the usual night sounds (crickets, far away dogs barking, etc.). It was so quiet in fact that I could hear the blood pumping in my ears. I was suddenly compelled to look up over my left shoulder in a northwesterly direction (I was sitting indian style, facing east). My eyes rivited on circular black shape that blotted out the stars behind it. Its apparent size would be that of a 33 1/3 record album heald at arms length (large!). It was approximately 20 degrees northwest of the zenith. I do not know how long it had been there before I detected it. After a couple minutes it silently zoomed straight up and dissappeared into the background of stars. I was frozen with fear and never took my eyes off of that portion of sky untill my friends showed up 30-minutes later to pick me up for a ride to the beach. I immediately told my three friends in the car about my experience. They were skeptical, but can all corroborate my story as stated above.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Many reports in southeastern New Hampshire during the summer of 1965. Please see the "Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters," by Ronald Story for details of Exeter, NH, sighting on September 03, 1965, or "The Incident at Exeter," by John G. Fuller. PD))