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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 07011998 22:00)
Reported: 12/26/2006 4:53:09 PM 16:53
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Lockwood, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 minutes
UFO sighting in Lockwood, California

At the time of the sighting my husband, two daughters and myself were living outside of Lockwood, California, off Interlake Road, by Bryson Hesperia Road. My husband had mentioned that, the night before, when he went outside to smoke a cigarette, he noticed an odd lighted craft hovering over what we knew to be Ft. Hunter Liggett Army base. I had previously been a civilian worker on that base for three years, so I knew exactly where it was. Anyway, he decided that we should go out the next evening and see if we could see something.

He went out first onto our property (two acres) with a pair of binoculars and scanned the sky to the north. After about twenty minutes he called me outside and handed me the binoculars and showed me a bright light hovering above the horizon maybe 10/15 miles away. Through the binoculars I could see that it was a silver-looking craft, what they call cigar-shaped (more like two saucers inverted onto one another), and had a row of lights around its center: red, green, yellow are the ones I distinctly remember. The lights blinked on and off as the craft hovered. Then it shot off to the west, looked as if it crossed 50 miles in less than a second, and stopped cold and hovered there for a while, then shot back with the same speed to its original position on the northern horizon.

It then proceeded to do strange things....turn on its side and hover, then back to upright. Spin around and return to upright.

It then descended slowly back down below the horizon. I got the distinct impression that it was landing back down on the base from where it came from. I know from working on Hunter Liggett that it was an experimental testing base, it is exceptionally remote and in the coastal mountains, where there are few roads and fewer inhabitants, and so it seemed entirely likely to me that the origin of the craft very well might have been from this planet. It did not come up again, and we never saw anything like that again.

I moved from that location in 2001. But I do remember driving down the main highway that bisects the base on certain nights, and there appeared to be a sort of amphitheater in the hills hidden from view, but readily apparent at night because they had lots of lights, and sometimes when I drove by with the window down and those lights lit up, I could hear cheering of what sounded like hundreds of soldiers, but technically there wasn't supposed to be anything there. I always wondered if the army was showing off its latest technical advance, something really awe-inspiring, which made the soldiers cheer like they do.

BTW, there was no confusion between the lights of this supposed amphitheater (if that's what it was), and what I saw in the sky that summer night around 1998.

I always thought the base was hiding things. It's an excellent base for doing so; it's in the middle of nowhere almost like area 51 is.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))