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Occurred : 4/15/1996 14:00 (Entered as : 04/**/1996 14:00)
Reported: 2/25/2008 10:37:55 PM 22:37
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Monrovia, CA
Shape: Chevron
Duration:15 minutes
Highly polished shuttle looking craft which hovered at high altitude in the air directly above me

I went down to Recreation Park there in Monrovia in April of 1996 to play some tennis. It was a beautiful clear spring day in Southern California.

I got to the park but there wasn't anyone to play with. So, I started hitting the ball up against the wall and waited until someone showed up to play. I threw the ball up in the air to practice some serves and something directly above me caught my eye. I thought it was a plane at first, but the thing wasn't moving. I've always been into planes since I was a kid, so it struck me odd that this "plane" wasn't moving. It had to be at an altitude of about 1 to 2 miles up and nothing that I knew of could hover at that altitude.

I was very much dumbstruck and at the same time extremely curious. Why wasn't this thing moving.

I looked around to call to someone to witness this, I didn't care if it was a stranger or not. But, there was no one around within 100 yards of me. I was very confused about this.

I laid down on the court on my back so that I could better examine what it was, because it was directly above me. It had the shape similar to that of space shuttle turned upside down with it's bay doors open. I remember wishing that I had a pair of binoculars so that I could see it better. I remember it was highly polished like stainless steel and the sun was reflecting off from it brightly.

I had to have laid there for 5 to 10 minutes. It just stuck there. I almost got the feeling that it was looking at me looking at it. I went to get up and took my eye off from it for a split second and it was gone.

I was so struck that I forgot my tennis racket at the courts as I jogged home to tell my family. When I told them what I saw, they didn't seem to believe me.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date in April 1996 is approximate. PD))