posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 01:44 AM
I've seen them twice. I am retired now, so don't really care anymore if anybody thinks I'm a nutter.
I saw the first when I was 15. I went with some family members to watch the move "Goldfinger" at the drive in in San Jose, CA on the east side of
town around 1965.
I could not see the movie very well because I was in the back seat. It was kind of dusky, so I looked at airplanes out the window and stuck my head
out because the airport was toward the west. I looked up and saw a bright white light right above going pretty fast overhead. It looked to be kind
of high, but not as high as most planes. It was traveling generally toward the west.
What was remarkable was that it took a sharp right turn in the sky toward the south, transecting a section of sky almost instantaneously, then
proceeded along the same exact direction it was on before the right turn and at exactly the same speed. It went on a ways, then repeated the right
angle turn to go back to its its original course. It went a ways further, then one last very rapid right angle turn and then just travelled west
straight until it was no longer visible. The sections of sky traversed by the right angle maneuver were large enough to be dramatic.
I was amazed and the incident stuck in my mind like a bur in a saddle. The WAY the object moved both straight and right angle were hard to describe.
It was awe inspiring and frightening at the same time.
I really did not know much about UFO's, but presumed I would read about this sighting in the paper. I looked in the paper for about a week, no luck.
I thought that since it occurred over a populated area and an airport, it would be somewhere in the news. Nothing.
There were no information sources at the time like now, it was either the newspaper, TV or the library. I was presuming that the thing I saw was
some kind of military vehicle. The only thing I had ever seen about UFO's were grainy movies at night after creature features, I didn't equate the
object with these, did not believe in UFO's just thought the movies were put ons to enhance the creature features.
When I was about 28, I saw a paper back on UFO's, and bought it and read it. It finally gave a description of the right angle maneuver, something no
earth made craft could do at the time. That was when I first realized I had actually seen a UFO, though I had suspected it because I could not get the
sighting out of my mind for any length of time and could never find any explanation for it. After that, I looked for them when I was outside, saw lots
of celestial phenomena, satellites, planes etc. etc. but no UFO.
When I was 41, I was in the geyser area of Calistoga, bright clear day, brilliant blue sky. I looked toward the west and saw a featureless grey
lozenge traveling south to north along the Napa Valley, just trucking, noiseless. It was pretty low, easy to see, no wings or lights, just a grey
ellipsoid traveling north as casually as could be. I realized, "I just saw another one". I have seen pictures of UFO's that look like this
particular object on the internet since then. It just went straight and out of sight, no unusual maneuvers.
I have seen nothing since that would convince me it was any kind of UFO.
I probably would have no interest in UFO's if it were not for these haunting sightings. I probably would not believe in the phenomenon. However,
once you see one, you change. You really cannot forget them.
My entire philosophic and world view have altered as a result, one begins to question everything.