Occurred: 1981-01-01 00:01 Local
Reported: 2004-01-21 21:35 Pacific
Duration: 30 minute
No of observers: 6

Location: El Cajon, CA, USA

Shape: Sphere


My husband and I were at home just bringing in the new year of 1981 watching the the ball drop in New York city having not even a glass of wine to celebratethe event. To my surprize my cousin Sheree her two childern and her friend Lisa and her daughter knocked on my door.

They were hysterical and said they saw a ufo, I in turn summed it up to they must have had too much to drink. They insisted that I go outside and that maybe it was still there. To my amazement it was there. From here I will discribe what I saw: It was a large clear sphere about fifteen feet in diameter and about four stories high. I remember the childern were crying with fear but all I could do was stand there with my mouth wide open starring at it. It must have remained ther for at least 20 minutes, I could see right through it and the stars behind it. It did have a thin cloud like substance on the bottom. The object made no sound and when if finnally took off it still made no sound but move extremly fast upward and over, faster and further than anything I've ever seen. I immediately went in the apartment and called called the police to report and ask if any one else had seen anything like I discribe. He said no and that was that. The next day I read that somewhere in the south a carousel shaped object was seen. Last but not least the strange thing about this whole story is my cousin and I never spoke of the incident for eight years and yet we spoke almost on a weekly basis. Eight years later when I did speak to her about it she said it was the first for her too. She also mentioned that the kids remember the clouds on the bottom of it where she had not but I had. If it were not for that experience I am sure I would not believe in ufos to this day.

Sincerely, ((name deleted))

Posted 2004-01-22

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