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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 6/23/02 22:00)
Reported: 6/26/2002 8:59:11 PM 20:59
Posted: 7/1/2002
Location: Woodland Hills-Canoga Park, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
I had 2 previous sightings back east, but this was the most incredible thing I've seen in my 47 years.

At about 10PM Sunday the 23rd of June I was setting on the patio in a chase lounge looking to the North sky when I first saw it. It was obviously a craft of some sort, light grey in color, it was difficullt to call it a specific form. There were no lights on but it was deffinitely there in the light of the moon. The craft was moving in a southern direction toward me. When it got closer, it was obviously the strangest thing I had ever seen, so I called to my roommate, who was inside the house working, that he had to see something strange. He came out and watched it with me for about ten minutes, then went back in the house to finish working. As it went higher it became more illuminated by the moon, but the image still wasn't clear.

At first it was moving slowely, but then all at once shot up toward the star South of the handle of the Big Dipper. For at least 20 seconds it was stationary. Then moved North toward the second star down from the top of the Big Dipper's handle. Next it moved up between the top and next to the top star of the handle, making it appear the there were 4 stars on the handle, instead of 3. It stayed stationary for 5 to 10 seconds, then it started moving North, then finally faided out of view.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with one of the witnesses about their sighting, and we do not know what it is they saw. Given that the object did not have lights on it, the object almost certainly was not an aircraft. PD))