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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/27/2000 15:00 (Entered as : 12/27/00 15:00)
Reported: 12/13/2008 7:40:36 PM 19:40
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Kea'au, HI
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 5 -10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
2 friends watch UFO watching us , disappears as we look through binoculars!

Between 12/20/00-1/7/01. I am from Hawaii, born and raised, my family and I moved from the big island in 2000. I was visiting the big island on university winter break from WWU during my freshman year of college. I was staying at a friends house in the Agricultural lots above Keaau. We were swimming in my friends backyard pool and playing around. I pushed myself out of the water and lay on the edge of the pool on my back. There were almost no clouds in the sky that day that I can remember. It was 3 in the afternoon, super hot and sunny. On my back, I was getting a little blinded by the sun shining in my eyes, so I put my hand up to block the sun from my eyes. We were just chilling and after a short while I noticed there was something in the sky not far from the sun. With outstretched arms in front of me blocking out the sun, I could see something 2-3 inches from the sun(not literally, but 2-3 inches from where the edge of my hand was blocking out the sun). The first thing I thought was Ēthis is unusual, the sun is really, really bright right now, how can I see this thing right next to the sun?Ē I told my friend about it who was on the deck as well. He looked up and saw it, and didnít know what to think. We both yelled to our friends and family in the house to come outside and see the UFO. My friends parents came out, but didnít spend long looking up and couldnít see anything. Me and my friend watched it for a while, it did not move at all. As we were looking we could almost see the detail of the thing. It looked super big, but really far away. You could see that it was either made of light at times or was metallic and reflective. It would kind of shine like a star, reflecting light, but you could see that it was metallic like as well, definitely round looking, could have been saucer shaped but was too far away to tell and we were seeing only the underside. The really weird part is this: after around 5 minutes of watching this thing, I asked my friend if he had ! binocula rs or a telescope. He said he had binoculars in his car. He ran to get them as I was still on my back keeping an eye on this thing. The whole time he is looking for and bringing these binoculars I was watching it. He returns 30 seconds later, and he hands them to me while Iím on my back, hand it the air blocking the sun, with my eyes on the object. I put the binoculars to my eyes and try to focus to find the object but I could not find it. All the while my friend is asking me what I see. Nothing through the binoculars, so I put them down to try and find the object with my eyes. I couldnít find it after that. It had disappeared right when my friend gave me the binoculars, not before or after. We were unable to find the object after that. Pretty weird, something was watching us that day! I am Hawaiian Chinese and Caucasian, grew up on the big island, went to Keaau and waiakea public schools. I graduated high school in 2000 and was attending WWU in Bellingham WA at the time. I have graduated since then and am in Bellingham WA with my family at the moment.

We have known each other since we were 7 years old. My friend is a Caucasian, who grew up on the big island, went to Keaau, and waiakea public schools as well. He is very book smart, AP student and is a doctor of pharmacy.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))