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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/12/1996 12:00 (Entered as : 06/12/1996 12:00)
Reported: 6/5/2004 12:13:14 AM 00:13
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: unknown (Out skirts of Lake Don Pedro, near modesto), CA
Shape: Oval
Duration: Seconds
Up close, day time object in the woods.

I was about 10 years old and me,my father and brother were driving up to the main nearest town to buy gas and to inflate our raft. We took off from a campsite named Horseshoe Ben (if I remember correctly) to the nearest town. My father was driving at the time, and I was looking around while my brother was falling asleep. To my left, as we came up around a hillside I looked up in time to see what looked like to be a shiney, metallic, almost like liquid metal . It seemed to rise quickly off (on top of the hill side)the ground as soon as we came in front of it. Dust flew into the air for a quick second until it settled revealing the object (5-10 ft of the ground). And then it quickly shot off into the sky kinda like the speed warp thing off Star Trek. My father saw it from the corner of his eye and asked if I saw it, and I replied with a yes. As soon as we got back to our campground where my mother awaited, she wondered what took so long. We told her we were only gone for no more than half an hour to an hour, and she claimed that we were gone for 3 hours.

((NUFORC Note: Time and date are approximate. PD))