Form 97-AR
Date: Saturday, 18 Feb 2006

From: Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist
Subject: Auberry CA, September 6, 1982

Cat: 4


Animal Reaction Feature:

The witness went outdoors on a clear night at 10 PM to turn off sprinklers when his two dogs began barking as if a car were approaching.  Seeing no car, the witness looked up and saw a disc-shaped light moving from E to W.  The light appeared to be following the path of power lines leading to a house 100 yards away.  The dogs continued barking throughout the estimated 2-3 minutes of the sighting, and the outdoor lights were noted to dim. 


The Sighting:

The witness was 12 years old at the time of the sighting.  He initially reported the sighting to CUFOS and filled out a sighting form*.  In 2004, about to go on active duty with the U.S. Navy, he reported the sighting to Brian Vike at HBCC Research (posted Oct. 1, 2004) and the information here was taken from that report.   He described himself as a military aircraft buff since the age of 7 and as familiar with aircraft in that he lived in the traffic pattern for Fresno-Yosemite IAP.**


The witness described the night of September 6, 1982 as clear, temperatures in the mid 90’s, and no wind.  [Fresno Airport, 27 miles away, reported a high T of 98° and a low of 64° F for Sept. 6, and clear calm weather (NOAA).—jw].  


The sighting began as described above in the AR section.  The disc shaped light, apparently following the power lines, changed color as follows:  red-blue-orange-yellow-white-red.  It was reported to be the size of a dime at arms length.  The porch light and yard light both dimmed, and a TV being watched by the witness’s mother was reported to have interference.


No sound or physiological effects were reported.  EM effects were observed.


*Thanks to Mark Rodeghier for a search of the CUFOS files.  The report was not located.


**A second sighting most probably by this witness was found on NUFORC for Auberry CA on November 30, 2004 (same location, same self-description including USN connection, and the same clear, descriptive writing using many of the same words and phrases). [In this 2004 case I suspect he saw the ISS.  The description, direction of travel, and elevation, and duration of viewing time described by the witness all correspond to the ISS.  In other words, he gave an excellent description of the ISS passage, however, his reported time of the sighting is off by ~ ˝  hour.  ( )—jw]



Brian Vike, HBCC Research, for account of September 6, 1982 sighting:


Link for NUFORC account of  November 30, 2004 sighting (same witness?):



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