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Occurred : 8/1/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 08/01/14 22:00)
Reported: 8/8/2018 10:25:52 PM 22:25
Posted: 8/10/2018
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:7-10 seconds
Flying grid of electrical light, traveling at roughly 25 miles per hour, and about 40 feet above the ground.

This evening, Wednesday August 8th, 2018, I was watching a video on YouTube entitled Chasing NASA’s U-2 Over Trail Of 1000 Giants by the ‘UFO Seekers’. In this video they mentioned your organization – one which until tonight I was unaware of.

Currently, I reside in a small Canadian town in rural Saskatchewan, but back in 2014, I was living and working in Lake Forest/Mission Viejo, California. At this time, I was living in Lake Forest and commuting roughly 2 miles to work (A night shift job for Ralphs Supermarket) into Mission Viejo to the South.

The UFO I saw was interesting, to say the least. I’m quite familiar with the stories and videos of glowing orbs, cigar shaped and disc shaped objects, but what I witnessed did not fall into any of these categories.

I cannot remember the exact date, but it was the latter part of summer in 2014 (I returned to Canada in October of 2014, and this event occurred about two months prior to that time.) at roughly 10:00 p.m. The sky was clear on this evening, with little if any wind, and out of habit I was driving with both of my side windows rolled completely down.

The Orange County Sheriffs made it a habit of parking their cars in some of the parking lots in and along Trabuco Road (Orange County) as part of their regular patrol duties, so I was always a bit more cautious when I saw their cars, and on this evening there were several in their usual places.

As I was approaching the intersection of Trabuco Road at Alicia Parkway, and slowing to stop at the red light, a grid (or matrix) of electrical light appeared and was moving (flying) from behind me and to my right. It was roughly 40 feet above the ground, traveling at about 25 mph, and moving in a Southeast direction. As it moved there was a distinct sound of electrical discharge – similar to that given off by a downed power line. The forward movement of this object was caused by what appeared to be a continuous reshaping, reappearing, and forward rotation of the grid’s lines of electrical light. While the entire object never completely disappeared, some of the lines would but they were quickly replaced by one or more lines of similar length. The thickness of the lines seemed to vary a bit – especially while they were forming.

My first thought was (Wow) I need to get a better look at this! But I was in a moving car and slowing for a red light. (And I did not need to be ticketed, much less arrested for telling the police a story they would never believe!) I was almost at a stop, when the light turned green, so I proceeded into (and driving through) the intersection at Trabuco Road and Alicia Parkway. The Ralphs (now closed) was on the southeast side of the intersection in a large strip mall. As I proceeded through the intersection I noticed that there was a grid or matrix of light moving up, down, and around the street light post on the Southeast corner of the intersection. It changed colors as it did this, alternating from red to green to amber, but not necessarily in that order.

Anyway, when I got into the parking lot, I hurriedly drove over to and parked in the closest stall nearest this corner and got out of my car. I approached the street light post with some trepidation, but I guess curiosity overcame my fear. Unfortunately there was nothing to observe! This entire even last about three minutes, but due to the circumstances involved, I was only able to view this object (as it flew) for about 5 to 6 seconds, and less than that as it affixed itself to the street light post.

Yes, I read the part about Hoaxed and Joke reports. And, no this is neither. I am not now, nor have I ever been associated with the military (in the US or Canada). I am just a common man who has worked any job I can get in order to support myself. I am a dual citizen, and I was in California for two years after completing a bankruptcy here in Canada. I hold a Class 1 license now, for which I had to pass a comprehensive physical exam. I have also passed at least one Criminal Background Check here in Canada for a former job with Pepsico. Those who know me would say I’m of rational mind and fairly logical. So I would not take the time to write all of this in order for you to simply discard it, and I hope you don’t.

I would have reported this sooner had I known where and who to report it to, but I still see it as worthwhile, and I hope you agree.

Thank you for your time!


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