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Occurred : 6/30/1967 09:00 (Entered as : 06/01/67 9:00)
Reported: 12/12/2007 8:57:25 PM 20:57
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Goleta, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 hours
Chased by Grays in Santa Barbara in 1967

In Goleta California, on More Mesa, in 1967, in June, a friend of mine and I decided to walk over to More Mesa Beach, which was about one mile from our homes. It was about 8 or 9 pm, and as we were walking towards the sea, we could feel a presence or something. I turned around to look behind me, and I saw 7 to 11 little bipods who looked like penguins. They appeared to be about 3 feet tall, and the reason the reminded me of penguins were because they had no ears, and there was a V-shape lighter color on their chests, like the coloring of penguins. I turned to my companion, who was also 16, and said, “ Don’t look now, but we are being followed” My friend stopped and turned to look, and I said, “Do you see what I see?” and he said yes, and I said, “ Let’s run” and so we did, we ran until we were wore out, about a quarter of a mile, ( which is strange because we both did track sports well ) and we turned and faced the strange guys following us, and we were breathing really hard, and I noticed they were not breathing hard at all. They looked at us, and then walked, single file, around us and disappeared into a coyote bush, by the side of the dirt road we were walking on. We caught our breath, and we ran to the edge of the cliffs overlooking the sea. We sat down and talked about our strange experience, and then we decided to go back to the bush and attempt to talk to them. We did that, and we heard nothing. They were gone, seemed like. We then got our senses back, and became very frightened, and hurried home. When I got home from what was a short hour walk to the beach, we discovered that we were missing at least 3 hours. I got in after 12:30 AM and was grounded. Other people saw things that night as well. My high school news paper wrote about it and said a lot of people thought they saw a UFO but it was a weather balloon. My little brother, who was 5 at the time saw it (the craft), and was so frightened that he ran and slept with the parents for a week. The man next door, who saw it, start! ed drink ing again. I have no recollection of seeing any craft; I have a healthy fear of grays and other alien creatures. My experience was also written about in Tom Dongo’s book, The Alien Tide. (pg 59) I apologize for reporting this some 40 years later. I am really frightened of the grays.


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