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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/13/1998 02:00 (Entered as : 08/13/98 02:00)
Reported: 6/11/2011 2:39:28 PM 14:39
Posted: 6/12/2011
Location: Lake Alpine, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 8 seconds
White spherical orb about three times the size of a full moon was observed from one mile away.

We were camping at Lake Alpine, California, elevation 7,500' which is due west of Naval (Army?) Ordinance Depot at Hawthorne, Nevada. I saw a white moonlike sphere at a ridge line about one-half mile away. It was about three times full-moon size (approximately 30 feet diameter) and observed for about 6 to 8 seconds moving slowly about 120 MPH. Clear sky and full moon at 2:00 A.M. about mid-August of 1998.

I am a Caltech grad BSCE 1947. Consulting Structural Engineer, and Santa Barbara resident since 1955. I am fully familiar with and have observed all types of conventional aircraft for over 55 years! Also, I have observed satellites on several camping trips at Lake Alpine, California.

I can provide additional details and welcome a telephone call. Steven Greer gave a workshop at UCSB about ten years ago. When I described my sighting, another person said he had a similar sighting at Joshua Treee National Park near the Marine Corps. Training Center adjacent to Twenty-Nine Palms, California.

((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting may be approximate, although the witness does not state that fact. PD))