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California Campers Encounter UFOs
Source: Filer's Files #34; August 22, 2001
CALIFORNIA DISK SHAPED OBJECT SLOWLY MOVING
MAMMOTH LAKES -- I was camping out near Mammoth Mountain when the crickets
stopped chirping at 3:45 AM on August 7, 2001. From the West, I noticed
dark disk shaped object slowly moving and stopping as it made its way
my location. I was inside my sleeping bag next to my girlfriend
asleep. The object got within fifty feet and I was frozen in fear and
curiosity. I watched the craft slowly slip by, stopping for a few
a time and continuing. There was a very slight hum. The craft emitted
blue beam from the far edge of the disc as though it was searching for
someone. The craft was now clearly visible as a shiny disc, and
came to a
complete stop. I crawled towards it hoping it didn't detect me.
thinking that this craft might have infrared or heat sensors to detect
movement outside, but there was no deviation from its course/task.
point, the craft got to about 2 feet from the ground and the humming became
louder. I got back without causing any notice when the craft became
enveloped by the surrounding area. It became invisible, but with
atmospheric distortion. I watched this mirage-like phenomenon float
until I could not see it anymore. Five minutes later, the crickets
again and I stayed up all night. This has changed my life forever
me realize we are not alone.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- On the evening of August 8, 2001, at 10:15 PM
girl friend and I were looking at the night sky while camping at the North
shore of Saddlebag Lake (elevation: 10,000 feet). The sky was clear,
moonless. We witnessed and heard a formation of three "military
jets," displaying normal navigational lights, and flying at 15,000
feet on a
due west heading. Trailing the formation of fighters at the 8 o'clock
position was a large "Chevron Shaped Object," backlit by starlight."
estimated the Chevron to be 100 yards from wingtip-to-wingtip. The
had three "white colored" lights -- one at the apex, and one
wingtip." The object matched the jets air speed and seemed
to move south
more like a glider than a powered aircraft. We watched for two minutes.
girl friend and I are very familiar with the air traffic in the Tioga
area and these were flying south and parallel to the commercial air east/west
corridor. Neither one of us have ever seen an "aircraft"
this large. Both
of us are trained and experienced professionals (Health Care and
Photojournalism). We are certain of our observations. Thanks to