- Date: June 1969
- Time: 10:00 p.m.
- Location of Sighting: Near Fresno Airport, Fresno, CA.
- Number of witnesses: 2
- Number of objects: 1
- Shape of objects: Round or Diamond Shaped.
- Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian, my husband
and I sent you our sighting report of 12 white orbs we saw and photographed
over Los Banos, CA on August 28, 2005, which you posted. You have asked
for older reports so I am attaching a sighting my girlfriend and I had
in 1969 which involved two jets chasing after a UFO spotted near the Fresno,
- Clovis CA, June, 1969 It was about 10:00 P.M. on a warm
clear evening mid - June of 1969. I had just graduated from High School
and my best friend and I were sitting outside my home enjoying the clear
dark sky and brilliantly shining stars. On a whim, we decided that we wanted
to go to a late-night market in Fresno, about five miles away and buy some
magazines to read. We got into my car and began to drive south to a shopping
center near the Fresno Airport.
- Along the way we decided to take a short cut on a small
road adjacent to the airport which was flanked by an open field. We turned
right onto the small two-lane road and were now driving along side the
field and which was several hundred feet away from the fenced area near
the end of the airport runway, which we could see clearly, including buildings
and planes of the local Air National Guard. There were no street lights
and the road was dark with no traffic, except for us. As we drove by we
could see that most of the airport activities had stopped for the evening,
which was normal, as no aircraft landed or took off from there at that
time of night. 'We continued down the road talking, when I noticed my
friend leaning forward in the passenger seat staring up at something
in the sky. She motioned to me to look out my driver's side window saying
"what is that?"
- I looked out the window and saw an intense white strobing
light hovering above apparently keeping pace with my car. I slowed down
and it continued to follow at the same pace. As our windows were down,
we most certainly would have heard an engine, was it a plane, but it made
no noise at all. Not knowing what we were seeing, I pulled over, stopped
the car and we both got out to take a better look. We were mesmerized by
the intense white light of the object which now appeared diamond shaped
and strobing quickly as it hovered above us. It was hard to estimate its
altitude and size, but we guessed at arms length it would have been the
size of a basketball. By now two other cars had come up behind us and had
pulled off the road to look as well. Within moments the object started
to move away from us, and began to pick up speed. All of a sudden we heard
the roar of jet engines and looked up to see two military jets lifting
off the runway in hot pursuit of this object.
- The jets passed directly over us - so close that we could
see the landing gear retract. We watched as the jets tried to close on
the object. We were in a flat area of land and we could clearly see the
object and jets streaking away from us heading due west. As the jets began
to close on the object the object slowed and appeared to hover over the
jets as if teasing them, and then it made an incredible 90 degree turn
with several jerking, zigzag movements and shot off at tremendous speed
to the South directly over downtown Fresno. The jets were left in its wake.
We immediately jumped back into the car and decided to head home to tell
our families what we had just witnessed.
- It was about 10:45 PM when we reached the main intersection
of town where we were stopped waiting the signal light to change. Suddenly
all of the signal lights, and street lights started flashing on and off,
including the caution lights at the train tracks which were directly in
front of us beyond the intersection. A large bolt of electricity shot down
a power line near the road, arcing and snapping till it got to the end
and dissipated. We sat there watching these lights flashing on and off
around us for about 3 - 4 minutes and then they all stopped and the signal
turned green. We looked at each other and I floored it through the intersection
and didn't let off the gas till we got to my friends home only
a few blocks away.
- When we pulled up to her house, some of the neighbors
were all outside talking excitedly about what had just happened with the
lights in the neighborhood. Of course they asked us if we saw it and we
told them that we had witnessed that - and more. Wanting to confirm what
we had seen earlier, we ran inside the house to phone the airport. Incredibly,
the call was answered by a man in the control tower. I told him we had
observed something in the sky close to the airport less than an hour ago
and asked him if two National Guard jets had taken off to check it out.
I was told point-blank that no planes had taken off at all that night.
I asked him again, if he was sure, and he told me once again that no planes
had taken off.
- We knew we weren't going to get any further with him
and we also knew he had to be lying as we saw the jets with our own eyes
and had close enough to read the numbers on the planes. We told our families
about what we had seen and received polite, yet insincere statements like
"wow that must have been something". But we knew they didn't
believe us. There was nothing in the local news the next day about a strange
object in the sky or equally strange power surge and nothing was ever said
about it again - except between my friend and me. We've recounted
that night many times over the years, even up to this day. We know
what we saw; we know what happened.
- Thank you to the witness for the excellent sighting report.
- Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
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