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Occurred : 7/1/1968 22:00 (Entered as : 07/01/1968 22:00)
Reported: 4/12/2004 9:35:31 AM 09:35
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:5 minutes
Five white lights hovering...Not weather balloons!

I was with my parents and boyfriend, and my brother was with his girlfriend. We had all gone for a walk, probably around 9pm. We were living in the foothills of Santa Barbara - Montecito to be exact. There were no street lights, thus it was very dark. I believe it was I that said, "What are those lights over there?" What we observed were maybe five or six rounded lights that were just hovering in the night sky, not high up, not flying around, but moving slightly, ,..not fast, just twinkling in the sky very near us. Similar to a helicopter when trying to hover over an object. They moved, but not much. My father immediately said, "Oh, those are weather balloons!" I thought he was nuts.

I remember the lights having a whitish hew.

We observed them for maybe five minutes and then just walked back to the house. Not a word mentioned ever again, except by me over the years.

I moved out of the house the following week.

Under hypnosis many years later, I returned to that night, and quickly realized that I had been abducted later that night. In all of my hypnosis sessions (3) I return to that incident.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))