|Occurred : 8/2/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 08-02-02 22:30)
Reported: 4/11/2013 11:33:15 PM 23:33
Location: Camarillo, CA
|unbelievable craft observed at low altitude over camarillo, CA.
Was listening to CTCAM and heard you request any UFO sightings anyone may have had.I reported this by e-mail to the CTC program at the time of the observation but recieved no reply..
I have a BS degree in applied physics and worked 27 years as an aerospace engineer (flight and fluid mechanics) for the navy performing research and development testing of missile systems at the Naval Missile Center Pt Mugu, Ca.
Standing in my lemon orchard in Camarillo, Ca on Aug 2, 2002 10:30 p.m. to watch annual meteor shower. No city lights, very dark.
Facing eastward looking upward, extremely clear sky black as pitch except background of stars and moon at my back. to the west.
Suddenly a craft with no lights and no sound moved rapidly from south by southwest to north by northeast across my line of sight .
Would not have seen it since it was flat black against a dark background but it was faintly illuminated by the moonlight so there was enough contrast to see outline.
Would not have noticed it except my eye caught the motion and I watched it traverse the night sky until it was no longer observable.
The following are my observations 1) craft was controlled: smooth transition, constant altitude, constant velocity, constant direction 2) time to transit across my field of view: approx 15 seconds. velocity estimated above mach 12 3) approximate altitude: only a guess but I estimate 15,000 ft - 20,000 ft 4) size: very large (huge). I estimate 200 ft - 300 ft length (minimum) 5) shape: concentric symetrical shape, flat undercarrige, beveled edges fore and aft rising to a flat upper surface (picture two inverted pie pans one smaller on top of the larger) 6) ratio of height to length: rough estimate 1 : 6 (no idea of top profile since I was looking at it broadside) 7) sound: absolutely none - silent 8) lights: none. totally flat black. barely illuminated against dark night background by reflected moonlight. 9) features: none that I could discern, surface appeared smooth 10) propulsion: not chemical, no combustion, no sign of heat or exhaust no sound 11) anamolies: extremely large, apparently frictionless motion, no sonic wave, no sound , no visable lights or leading edge surface heating,
Conclusion: Observed a UFO of unknown origin. material structure unknown, propulsion prossibly electromagnetic or gravity field manipulation, independent of aerodynamics, frictionless-no visible leading edge heating and no sound origin unknown..impossible to account for observation using known science and technology.
Unfortunately, I was alone and there are no other witnesses. no reports in the newspaper either.
I attest, and swear to, the truth of this event and my observations.