posted on Oct, 14 2006 @ 01:32 PM
Posted originally in aother thread but was suggested re-direct here:
Thanks for providing a forum to get this off my chest...
I do NOT wish to make any 'official' reports, just pass on my experience to others who may be interested:
I saw what I believe was probably an experimental military aircraft of some sort - a UFO (since it was flying and I couldn't identify it), but not
necessarily alien or anything like that. Pre-Apologies for missing some of the details below.
Side note: I am an amateur astronomer and a licensed pilot and someone who has worked around aircraft (and the night sky) for decades. This was
nothing like I've ever seen. Thus:
A couple of summers ago I was at a campground (Serrano) with family on the north shore of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern
In the middle of the night, about 1-2am, my two dogs started whimpering. Thinking they just needed 'relief', I grudgingly opened my tent and walked
out into a clearing with them. Acting kind of strange they both looked up and to the East. When I looked up to see what they were staring at, all I
saw was a beautiful star-filled sky (no moon).
Quite suddenly and unexpectedly a dark, traingular shaped object appeared from the northeast and travelled at incredible speed from east to west. It
made not even the slightest sound - absolutely silent - both approaching and receding. It had no lights of any sort, certainly none of the typical
aircraft lights I'm accustomed to. I also distinctly remember that it seemed to be wrapped in a sort of shimmering envelope - kind of like the wavy,
transparent mirage you see above hot pavement in the desert. What I thought especially perplexing was that this wavy envelope was even IN FRONT of the
craft - something that seemd illogical to me (as opposed to say sound waves or disturbed air behind the craft). There was no contrail/vapor trail,
exhaust, or any other trace of it's passing. I saw no burners or engine. I'm not even sure of it's shape - I only say triangular because in the few
seconds I saw it that was the only shape that I related with at the time.
Since I was already standing at about 6,500' elev, I estimate the craft was flying at somewhere between 10-15,000' and perhaps a few miles north of
my position. It seemd to be about the size of a tyical aircraft (not especially large), though my visual judgement may be substantially in error in
My guess is that this was some type of LMT 'black project' craft out of Edwards AFB which is about 50 miles to the northwest. - though, of course, I
have no way to substantiate any of that. My assumption is based only on snippets I get from the aviation trade journals and such. Anyway;
As I stood there in my underwear shaking and stunned, My mind raced to compare what I saw to anything in my experience and, well, you've heard the
rest. No running or nav lights of any sort, pitch black, surrounded by a weird shimmering envelope, absolutely silent, and by far the fastest moving
object I've ever seen - I can't imagine anything moving that quickly from horizon to horizon - and I've seen a lot of airplanes - from strike
fighters to commercial and a few odd ones at e.g., the EAA, etc. This was definately different, and certainly NOT following a whole bunch of the
'rules' I was used to regarding aircraft operations.
Me and the dogs went back to bed in the tent, and the next morning, still shaken, I relayed the encounter to a few folks. The reply was a collective
strange looks, a general sighing and a bunch of "whatever"s. I pretty much kept silent about it after that - but am glad I've found someplace to
let it 'air out'.
Thanks, all.. G'night...