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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/6/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 8/6/99 22:30 pst)
Reported: 8/7/1999 02:53
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Eureka, CA
Shape: Circle
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
UFO came over house where my girlfriend and sister were. It was bright orange. It stayed, then left, and they saw it explode far up in the sky.

Last night my girlfriend saw a UFO. We live in far Northern California, Humboldt County. She was at her sister's in the yard at 10:30 p.m. They were unloading fruit from the truck. She saw something come from the north. Then it came right over them, rather close like a helicopter. At first she thought it was the police, but then thought that didn't make sense, because there was no reason for the police to come. But she also noticed there was NO sound. Also, it was bright orange. It stayed over them for awhile, then suddenly turned left and took off. She knew no plane could do that. When it started spinning and took off, she said there were many different colored lights around it. It went to the left and went, but then she said something happened. Suddenly it exploded, and she described the pieces falling like pieces of a falling star. She was very frightened from the experience. She speaks Spanish mostly, but fairly good English. I know her very well, and she and her family are very wonderful and reliable people. Her husband didn't want her to say anything because he said people would think they were crazy. She and her sister both saw it happen. They know me real well (as I run a very large Neighborhood Watch) and asked me to look into who they could report it to, or if anything like that was reported by anyone else. (Also, she happens to be pregnant, which concerns me, because I study the subject of UFO's a bit.I am familiar with alien abductions, fetuses, etc. Of course I would not discuss that subject with her. Just want to give you the details.) Anyway, I don't know who to contact about this. We'd like to find out if there were other reports, but living in a seme-small town, the police department is closed Saturday, and we don't know anywhere to call. There are more details that you ask for here, but I don't know the answers. She does. So I'm filling out what I know. Hope to hear from you. I will put you in touch with her. (I will leave a message on your hotline if I find that number on your website, so I have marked the box below, in advance of making the call.)

My friend saw a UFO in the sky at night. It came towards them and stayed above them for awhile. Then it took off, and seemed to explode.

((NUFORC Note: The following text is the first report submitted by the same sourcs.))

Last night a girlfriend of mine, saw an unidentified object in the sky. We'll call her Lucia (she wishes to remain anonymous). Lucia was driving to her sister's about 10:00 p.m. Her sister lives in a trailer park. When Lucia turned into the driveway of the park, there was a very bright beam of light coming from an object that was located ahead of her (north). It was low in the sky and the beam of light shone at a slight degree just above her. She was startled at the light and the object. So she turned left into the trailer park and parked in front of her sister's house. She was frightened and honked her horn so her sister would come out. Lucia's sister, and her sister's boyfriend came out of the house. At that point, looking to the north, the object no longer had a beam of light coming from it, but it came over the trees and then stayed stationary right over the house. It was very hard for me to determine how large the object appeared to them, as Lucia speaks limited English and her sister only speaks Spanish, however an enterpretor was there. Lucia's sister said when she came out of the house, it was about 10:15 p.m. The three speculated as to what the object could be. When she first observed it while driving, Lucia thought it was a helicopter, but after seeing it out of the car, it did not appear to be a helicoper. It appeared to be a large orange-like object. Lucia also noted and said to the others that it made no noise. They all agreed it was not an airplane, as it was stationary in the air above them. They were all frightened. Then after about 10-15 minutes, the object started whirling...spinning, and three lights appeared when that happened. The lights were different colors. When that happened the object immediately headed eastbound, but still at a lower altitude. Suddenly, Lucia said they saw what appeared to be an two pieces (like falling stars they said), falling down from the object. At that it disappeared. They thought it exploded, which accounted for why they couldn't see it anymore. They said it did look like an explosion. When they came back into the house, it was about 10:30p.m. The thing I was most concerned with is the fact that Lucia is pregnant. Knowing what I have researched about alien abductions, I am concerned (however, did not tell her that). As we were all talking today about the incident, I asked if anything strange or unusual ever happened to them. Lucia's sister said there have been many UFO's seen in Mexico. Lucia's sister said when she was 14 yrs. old she lived in Colima, Mexico. At about 10:30 p.m. she went outside to use the outhouse. She found herself back in her home at about 3:00 a.m. She didn't know what had happened to her and mentioned it to her mother. She emphasized to me, while telling me the story, that she was extrememly nervous and upset after the episode of missing time. Anyway, her mother said she was imagining things, that she was crazy, and not to talk about it. Still, later in years, when she was about 3 months pregnant with her child (now 10), she was living in Santa Ana, California, in a house that was not well lit by the sun. One day a very bright light shone through the windows, and she collapsed on the bed. She awoke sometime later, and had some marks on her body. Her husband thought they were "hickeys" from another man. As Lucia said, it was the main reason her sister's marriage broke up. Today Lucia's sister she said she was very disturbed about what she saw last night. She said it brought back those memories of what I just stated happened to her. She is very nervous now and wishes she never saw the object, because she is afraid. Her boyfriend would not speak about it. Lucia said he is scared. Lucia and her sister said, that once you see an object like that, you will surely see it again, and they are both afraid.