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Occurred : 5/17/2002 22:45 (Entered as : 05/17/02 22:45)
Reported: 5/22/2002 11:11:17 PM 23:11
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Ventura, CA
Shape: Cone
Duration:15 minutes
An unidentified object floats above the western sky and then vanishes only leaving a smokey trail behind.

On the night of May 17, 2002, at 23:45 hours an unidentified object floated, and seemed to stay stationary, in the western sky on the 126 freeway. I was driving home with my co-worker one late night and witnessed a strange object just floating over the road in front of us. It was about 100 yards away and had a reddish tint to it with orange and yellow lights pouring out of its cone shape. It just hovered there so we decided to pull over. And when we turned off the car we heard a noise that sounded like a radio station frequency that wouldn't come in. We waited there and after about 10 or 15 minutes the objects lights got really bright, almost so you couldn't look directly at it, and then it just went black and it was gone. All that was left was a smokey trail that the object had left behind.

I want everyone to know that I was under no drugs or alcohol of any kind, and what we both saw was true to life and should be investigated.

((NUFORC Note: This is one of a flurry of reports we received from Ventura County, CA, following three telephone calls we received on May 18, 2002, from a raucous student party. The reports seemed to us to be not convincing at the time of the call, a fact which we shared with the callers. Shortly afterwards, approximately a dozen reports were submitted from that area. We have no way of confirming any of these reports. PD))