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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/1975 02:00 (Entered as : 11/01/1975 2:00)
Reported: 10/18/2004 6:49:13 PM 18:49
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Camp Pendelton, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 45 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, The object emitted beams, The object made a sound, There were electrical or magnetic effects
On Camp Pendelton a UFO zig-saged across the base and zoomed off at the speed of light.

Just before I got out of the Marines I was on manuvers and while on guard duty at about 2 AM I seen in the western sky a flashing light moving toward the east. As the light got closer it appeared that the light was skipping across the sky in a zig-zag motion. Being a Marine my hair was short but I could feel electricity pulling my hair upward and an electrical charge on the back of my neck. As the light got closer the faster it skipped until directly overhead I noticed a electrical snapping sound. As the craft skipped from ont point to the other it went pop----pop----pop---- until it got faster pop-pop-pop- and finally when directly overhead poppoppoppop-zoom and instantly it flashed off easterly at what I suppose to be the speed of light. Eight other Marines seen the same thing from other positions because the next morning the C.O. asked if anyone seen anything strange the night before about 8 of us stepped foreward and we were debreifed one at a time by a officer described as a NIS officer. After the debriefing we were put together in one room and we were told it was an Air Force experement. Instantly and in unison we all said no way... no one can do what we seen. The Officer then said beleive what you want but it is Top Secret and if you ever talk about you will go to prision for violating your security clearance. I have never seen anything like it nor do I exspect to see anything like it again. Even now I hesitate to talk about it 29 years after the event because I think the Naval Investigation Officer was serious. Government cover-up you better beleive it!!!! They kept me quiet.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. If the event lasted 45 seconds, or so, it could not have been caused by a typical meteor. PD))