- Note - I commonly get requests from people asking if
they should bother reporting older UFO events. The answer is YES...to
the National UFO Reporting Center or MUFON. Past sighting events are often
like key pieces in a puzzle...they can sometimes make or break important
data and can corroborate the sightings of others. Such substantiaion can
reassure eyewitnesses who may have been living in fear and denial for years
over what they have seen. Here is a perfect example of an important older
sighting which has just now appeared on the UFO Updates list:
- From E & G <email@example.com
From UFO UpDates-Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org
- I wish to share an experience my wife and I had in late
1980's. It was one warm summer Friday around 10:00 PM in the evening in
California's Santa Clarita Valley. I was brushing the swimming pool with
a long pole and attached brush so that the kids could swim the following
day. The pole requires you reach up to push down. I was standing on a high
platform next to the pool and about 4 feet over the rest of the pool area.
As I brushed, I saw a craft approaching the house from the West and heading
South East. It was about one block away. I knew right away that it was
not a helicopter or plane. It seemed flatter and with lights in a circumference
of the main body.
- I ran towards the house and called my family to see it.
Only my wife came out. By that time it was directly over our house and
pool. It was approximately 75-100 feet above us. It made no sound whatsoever,
and it was at a complete stop over us for about 40 seconds. The only motion
was a slight wobble and when it moved downward at an angle. The craft was
about 100 feet in diameter. It had small porthole and lights around it,
was metallic and shiny. There was a dome above it and attached to the body.
The under section had two rectangular shapes the length of the diameter.
It rectangular shape was about 7-10 feet in width and as along as the craft.
I also noticed ski like devices on the front and on each side of the window
described in the following paragraph. The skis were like S shaped with
the top of the S facing forward but with more angles that I cannot paint.
- Upon bending in a downward motion we could see a window
or cockpit like glass. It was on the lower edge of the round craft. The
window was approximately 4 feet in height and 12-15 feet in length. There
was a reflection of soft orange and blue lights from the inside but we
could not see anyone. It remained bent over for about 10 seconds. It was
obvious we were being watched. As it was angled, I noticed that light was
reflecting from the upper section that was not facing the swimming pool
lights. Thus, it seemed to generate light through or from the skin of the
craft as the lights that first attracted me faced forward and much lower
than the upper section of the craft .
- My wife and I did not say anything to each other during
the experience but she kept saying "oh my God" over and over
- The craft then left slowly at 30-40 MPH. I jumped on
a wall around our property to continue seeing it for at least 7-miles.
- I instructed my wife not to discuss it, to draw what
she saw and then we would compare drawings. They matched, although mine
had more detail and accuracy. My background include Group Propulsion Systems
and later as an executive with several major computer companies.
- I am providing a secondary E-mail to avoid having lots
of E-mail sent to my wife's primary E-mail. We will be pleased to respond
to serious correspondence on the subject.
- We are not only firmly convinced of the existence of
interplanetary travels but also that the government has to hiding fact
from the public. There is no way, that we can be the sole observers. I
encourage all Americans to band together and utilize whatever legal recourse
is available to force disclosure.
- What we saw was close, real, solid and a designed beautiful
craft. I know from my aeronautical engineering background that mankind
has no such technology.
Ed & Gloria Towers