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Occurred : 10/29/2007 17:30 (Entered as : 10-29-07 17:30)
Reported: 12/8/2008 11:20:27 AM 11:20
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Monte Nido, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:6 or 7 seconds
Sited 5 exhaust trails, then a cigar shaped UFO appeared in front of them, after a bright flash it disappeared and the trails just stop

This is a photo I shot on Malibu Canyon Rd. in California, taken 10-29-07 about 5:30PM.

I was traveling to Eastern California from Malibu Beach and I saw five distinct trails of exhaust or smoke of some sort. This was very strange to me, because there was nothing in front of the exhaust to explain their appearance. They were appearing in strait lines and horizontal from each other from behind the hill. As far as I could tell, they were just appearing without logical explanation. I had never seen anything like it before. The trails were, like the exhaust you would see from an old steam engine’s smoke stack. (puff, puff, puff) They were appearing all at the same time (five at a time) in a straight across pattern, appearing about every half a second or so, going upward at about a 45º angle, to the left. Not like a jet trail would leave behind it, in a (V) shape. The trails of exhaust didn’t appear quickly, rather slow in my opinion.

When I saw the trails, my camera was in the car trunk. I pulled over as soon as I could to get the camera. Before I had a chance to pull over, a shiny cigar shaped object appeared in front and center, of these exhaust trails for a split second and it was gone in a bright flash of light and the exhaust trails just stopped. The trails were quite far away, if I had to guess how far I would say about 1 to 1-1/4 miles or so, and the cigar shaped UFO, compared to the trees at the top of the hill, looked to be about the size of a school bus maybe bigger. From the time that I first saw the trails till the time of the flash it was about 6 or 7 seconds.

By the time I could pull over to get my camera the remains of the trails had started to dissipate and are not as sharp in the photo as when I first saw them.

As close as I can tell from my research, the object was coming from the valley east of the small town of Monte Nido, California , near Piuma Rd. Note: The Valley is called Dark Canyon… As a young child and as a young adult I have also seen other things in the sky but, to me, I have always been able to dismiss these other sightings with some kind of rational explanation, (weather balloons, shiny silver planes at sun rise or other things...) but not this one.

I have attached the photo and some Google Earth images to calibrate the location. My photo and the Google Earth photo image are as close to the same location as I could get Google earth to get me there. I have also included several Google Earth, "top down shots" of the valley, were I think that the UFO took off from.

The first top down is from the opposite direction of the original shot and shows were the picture was taken from, the second one shows an area (to the best of my calculations) the place were the UFO took off from. In this area you will notice some buildings and some other objects that are of interest. First you will see a large area at the top of one of the hills near the buildings that has been whited out (by Google) or covered with a white covering of some sort. (Not sure) Also you see a circular shape that is very large and has some interesting shadows around it. I don’t think that this is a pool, maybe a horse corral. Maybe it is a large door or cover of some sort. Your guess is as good as mine.

With all the UFO stuff that is surfacing I thought that I should send in this shot.