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Occurred : 7/1/1973 13:00 (Entered as : 07/1973 13:00)
Reported: 10/6/2017 10:54:24 PM 22:54
Posted: 10/19/2017
Location: Lake Hamiton / Sequoia National Forest, CA
Shape: Sphere
1973 UFO Sighting And Missing Time In High Sierra.

In July 1973, I was 18 years old and was hiking the High Sierra Trail in the Sequoia National Forest. I was camped at a place called Lake Hamilton, alone. I remember in the afternoon, standing at my campsite looking to the opposite end of the lake and observing a bright spherical light, low near the shore. The next memory I have is of me sitting on a log in my campsite startled by a big buck deer jumping up right next to me. I remember being amazed how close this deer was to me and not seeing it. I remember being confused why the sun was setting and wondering where the time went. Strangely, the following day a group Boy Scouts came hiked into camp. One of the leaders was Bela Lugosi Jr.

Later in my life, I would have other experiences which led me to understand that I was an abductee. In the early 90's, I joined a support group and met others who shared equally strange, confusing experiences. I appeared with Budd Hopkins in a Disney UFO Documentary.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))