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Sighting Reports 2008

Two See Oval Shaped Object Crash in California Desert

Approximate Location of Object Crash Near Apple Valley, California.
Approximate Location of Object Crash Near Apple Valley, California.

Date of Sighting: July 1, 2008
Time of Sighting: 10:15 AM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: July 1, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 2 to 3 Seconds
Location of Sighting: Near Apple Valley, California (See Map)
Latitude: 34.6 Degrees North
Longitude: 117.12 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Three
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Skies Were Clear. Visibility Was 10 Miles. Winds Were From the West-Southwest at 5 MPH.

Description: I just got home and we looked up at the sky and saw an abnormally large oval or round shaped flying object. It was very shiny silver. It did not hover, but it did crash. It fell straight down from the sky and burst into flames twice. Yet there is no evidence of a plane or helicopter crash. Shortly after our sighting two or three local planes were out circling the area in which we saw the "UFO". When it fell it came in at a 45-degree angle then suddenly fell to a complete 180-degree drop. There was no sound and no movement caused from it. There is nothing out in the desert that even implies that an aircraft landed or crashed let along blew up (twice). Please contact me as soon as possible to either verify what I saw or if you may know what it could have been. Thank you.

Comments: I called the witness and had a long interview with her. At this time the identity of the object is unknown. The witnesses stated that the object was not on fire when first seen, but later burst into flames. It was descending rapidly and was first seen by her neighbor. There was another burst of flames when it allegedly crashed. The object was the apparent size of a football held at arm's length. The witness's neighbor is ex military and made the statement that the object was not "man made." I called Edwards Air Force Base to see if they have any record of nearby crashes. (The response was that a check would be made and that I would be called back. I received no return call.) Anyone with information about this sighting is urged to file a report.

Several witnessed the object in southern California and Nevada.

Articles appeared in the Victorville California, Daily Press and LA Times newspapers regarding the fiery object:

- Victorville Daily Press

- LA Times

Several agencies (including fire departments) responded, but no crash site was found. It is thought that the craft (or whatever it was) burned up in the atmosphere. The witnesses above did not believe that the object was a meteor, airplane, or space debris.

Update - July 3, 2008: - A similar report was received from Mono Lake, California.

Update - July 5, 2008: - A record of radio transmissions was obtained for agencies that searched for the object.