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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/24/1997 18:00 (Entered as : 8/24/97 18:00)
Reported: 6/23/2003 8:28:38 PM 20:28
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 10 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Cigar shaped craft in high heavens bewilders mother and son.

My mom and I were watching my younger brother's soccer game when somehow we both looked up toward the sky at the same time and saw a cigar shaped brown object moving slowly through the sky at the cruising altitude of an airplane. Staring at it for a few seconds, we noticed an undulating heat wavelike emanating from it. One second, it would have appeared to be straight but then began to enter the wavelike stage. Then a soccer ball flew between our heads and I ran to pick it up. Then, after only about five seconds of not looking at it, I turned my head toward the same place and it was gone. No military aircraft or device of this earth could have been traveling so slowly and then accelerated to a speed so quickly that it could have disappeared from the heavens.