NUFORC Sighting 18947

Occurred: 1966-07-15 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2001-08-12 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: La Puente, CA, USA

Shape: Triangle

3 triangle lights racing across the sky playing "tag" for approximately five minutes, then went straight up in the sky out of sight

This sighting occured in the summer of 1966 at around 9:00 pm, the exact date unknown. The sky wasn't completely black, but some stars were visible. We were living on Richford Avenue in La Puente, California. The sun had just set about a half an hour before. It was very hot that day. I was 14. My Mother was in the backyard swimming alone in our doughboy pool. I was inside of our house and heard her screaming. I ran outside thinking she was drowning and she was pointing up in the northeastern sky screaming "LOOK!" I looked up and saw 3 triangle lights that appeared to be about the size of a quarter to the naked eye. One was a little bit larger than the other two. I am not good at judging distance, but they were very high in the sky, at least a mile I would guess. They appeared to be playing "tag" in the sky. They were white. The larger of the two raced across the sky vertically and stopped, and the other two would follow. The speed was unbelievable. They went back and forth, up and down for nearly five (5) minutes. This was over 30 years ago and our technology did not have the ability to dart completely across the sky, hover and then dart the opposite direction and stop again, defying inertia. After they finished playing tag, all three went straight up in the sky until they were out of sight. There was no sound. They were perfectly quiet. I will never forget this, it is etched in my mind forever. That memory is as clear in my mind today as it was 30 some years ago. I called the police department to report it but they told me that I had to have been mistaken. It made me feel very afraid to say anything since that time. It is something my Mother and I only told our family about and kept it to a very close circle of friends, but I have always wondered if anyone else saw it. I am a professional person and have worked in law since I was 16 years old. If only we had computers back then to track things as we do now. Thank you for this website. I have waited over 30 years to be able ! to tell someone that might listen.


Date is approximate. PD

Posted 2001-08-20

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