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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/3/2000 07:30 (Entered as : January 3 7:30 am)
Reported: 12/11/2000 17:21
Posted: 12/20/2000
Location: El Centro, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 10 min max
To date I am still quite upset of what I (and later my mother) saw. I was standing at a nearby corner, looking up at a no-longer-in-use water tower sitting on the lot next door. I turned my head northward to watch an east-moving plane--I like to see the "tail" they leave behind. I then saw a north traveling object; it was moving ever so gently, as if just glidding. I was so shocked because I observed I was about to witness a mid-air collision. This very very shiny object, (like shine coming from a high gloss metal like chrome) went: (AS THE JET WAS TRAVELING EAST) 1. North 2. Up and over the jet then under it 3. and Over it again Like a wrapping motion-1 1/2 turns. Then this object that looked like a manta raya traveled towards my direction (in southerly direction. I did not keep my eye off it. It moved very slowly, gently, swaying very gently towards south-western direction --towards the mexican border. about an hour later, my mother called me from Laguna Nigeuel in Calif. She said something like: Honey, put everything down, I need to tell you something I just saw (fm her kitchen window). I stopped her from talking further and told her to stop and let me tell her what I had seen. We both described the object in the exact manner: a metal object that looked like a manta raya or sting ray, moving very gently, no vapor trail... We know what we saw. And so did the pilot moving east on this day

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate; witness does not indicate year of sighting. We assume witness means year 2000, but that is a guess. PD))