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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1978 02:00 (Entered as : 07/1978 2:00)
Reported: 5/19/2008 2:41:27 AM 02:41
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 minutes
bright multi-colored lights emanate from disc flying/hovering silently approx 500 ft in the air

I was visiting Gautier, MS for the summer in the late 70's and I remember there was a lot of talk in the media about a comet (or meteor) that would be visible early one morning between 2-3am. Being a curious person I set my clock to wake up so I could witness this celestial event. I went outside that morning and within a few minutes I did see some heavenly body streak across the sky. Just before I was about to go back inside to bed, I saw something else that I've never seen the likes of before or since. In the not too distant night sky I saw a disc shaped object floating slowly towards me. It was very brightly colored (the lights alternated red, blue, green and orange in a circular pattern around the object). I was transfixed by this sight as it inched towards our house. Over the next twenty minutes it floated closer and closer to the yard where I was standing. After about ten minutes of observation it was clear to me that this object was approaching and would soon be directly over head. I would estimate the disc at about 400-500ft in diameter and flying about 500-750ft in the air. There were times when it appeared to come to a dead stop and simply hover, then begin floating slowly closer. The flickering alternating colorful lights were the most striking thing about it and I remember wondering what government technology could produce such an object. At about the 20 minute mark in the sighting, the object was nearly directly over my head and I remember a strong fear coming over me. I was afraid of being spotted by this craft and went back inside the house. From various windows inside I continued to watch the object as it flew over the front of the house and I ended up in my bedroom watching it pass over the back yard. The object never made a sound. There were a bunch of trees behind the house a few hundred yards away; once the object glided over those trees it appeared to descend further. I watched it hover just above those trees for another 10 minutes or so before it ascended and quickly! flew ou t of sight. No airplane, weather balloon, or helicopter that I know of could account for that sighting. I will never forget what I saw that night and I have come to believe that others have seen the same thing as well.

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