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Occurred : 11/2/2002 18:00 (Entered as : 11/02/02 18:00)
Reported: 11/2/2002 6:47:46 PM 18:47
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Lakewood, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 min
Slow moving, glowing, pulsing object stopped motionless for approximatedly 10 minutes, then vanished at high rate of speed

Bright orange glowing slow moving object spotted in northeast skies...halted all motion and remained motionless for at least ten minutes...then, at very high rate of speed, launched out of sight with radical arcing movements with beams of light shooting outward, moving upward then vanished out of sight.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. Probably not a missile launch from Vandenberg AFB, since they were holding an open house for the public on this weekend. Please see below. Our gratitude to Brian Webb, who provides NUFORC, and many others, with the schedule of launches out of Vandenberg AFB. PD))



Brian Webb, KD6NRP
Ventura County, California
Web Site:

2002 November 1 (Friday) 19:10 PST

The following is a press release from Vandenberg AFB


VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Team Vandenberg opens its gates to the public to elebrate the centennial of flight Nov. 2 and 3 during the Air and Space Show at the airfield here. The event is free and open to the public.

Viper West from Hill Air Force Base, Utah will perform a tactical flight demonstration of F-16 Falcons and the Strike Fighter Squadron from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., will display the tactical maneuvers of the F/A -18 Hornet. Would-be pilots who want to experience fighter jet maneuvers can "fly" flight simulators.

More than 50 military and commercial rockets, planes, humvees, hardware and helicopters will be on display at the show, as well as a special appearance by Robosaurus.

"The American military has the best technology, best hardware, and the best people of any military in the world," said Col. Robert M. Worley II, 30th Space Wing commander. "This is our chance to showcase to the world what we've got and what we can do."