Location: Salinas, CA, USA
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2003-09-20 00:38:23 Pacific
Posted: 2003-09-24 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
Disc shaped saucer craft seen about 100 feet away
I cannot recall the exact month or day but the year was 1979. I have never made public this information, this is the first time. I was only 6 years old when I saw this object. It must have been a weekend at about 5:30 p.m. and I had with two of my older brothers from some activities. I headed up the third story floor of where we we're staying at the Travelers Motel in Salinas, CA. I headed out the balcony just to catch some air and I happened to look up. As I looked up, about no more than 100 feet from me I saw a hovering disc craft that must of been about 30 feet in diameter. It had some lights at the bottom. Here is the interesting part: it said something about "FORD" the car dealership sort of like a blimp; I had just passed by the FORD Dealership about 30 minutes and they were having a sale. Anyways it was producing a humming sound sort of like a refrigerator. This object was heading due west and it was traveling at about 20 miles an hour. The saucer was metallic greyish and i got to observe it for about 1 minute till it dissapeared out in the distance but never the less had maintained its constant speed and direction of travel. I have not investigated this matter any further but I thinking that I will be checkin the local library regarding any newspaper excepts on microfilm for any reports during that particular year.
Date is approximate. PD
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