Thursday, October 24, 2013

8/22/13 Aguanga, CA at dusk.

It was dusk, I was watching a lightning storm to the south east of Aguanga, CA. Except for this one massive cloud where the lightning was originating from, the rest of the sky was clear. The cloud I was looking at was, like I said, massive, solid white, puffy, beautiful! As I was watching the show, I happened to notice a black, almost round object in front of the cloud. It was not exactly round, but more on the round side than the oval side. If I were to hold my thumb up at arms length in front of my face, this object was slightly bigger than my thumbnail. At first, I thought it was just a break in the cloud. However.... The object I saw was solid black. The sky was not yet black, as there was still light from the sun. The object I saw was very much darker than the rest of the sky. I also noticed that the cloud was moving, but the object was not. I watched for several minutes. I was smoking, so, it was no more than 5 minutes. After I finished, I went inside to get my mother. We went out the back door of the house so I could show her, but could not see that area of the cloud because of the tree line. I ushered her back around to the front of the house, but, whatever it was that I saw was gone. To get a good idea of how big it was, I spotted an airplane passing in front of the cloud at the same altitude of the black object. By this time, the sky was dark enough to be able to distinguish the navigation lights from the airplane. From where I was at, the lights were about the size of a pencil tip. The black object was much larger. If I had to compare the two, I would say airplane was a penciltip, black object was more like a nickel. So, for arguments sake, the plane I saw was a large passenger plane, a 747, the black object was like a football field and a half.

I spent 4 years in Marine Corps aviation and I have no reasonable explanation for what I saw on this night.

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