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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 54975
Log Number US-03272014-0003
Date Submitted 03/27/2014 01:42 UTC
Date of the Event 05/01/1968 12:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Late 1960s daytime, saw round light followed by 2 airforce jets. All 3 came back the opposite direct minutes later.
Tags ufo

Sighting Location

City Chula Vista
Region California
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Straight-line path,Path with directional change
Object Shape Circle
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

This was in the late 1960s (approx. 1968-69), and I was 9-10 years old, walking to or from school with 2 friends in the daytime. We heard aircraft noise and looked up. Moving from our right to our left were 1 round (silent), white glowing orb, followed closely by 2 military jets. About 5-10 minutes later the 3 objects came back in the opposite direction. On both occasions, the flight speed was relatively slow, and the flight altitude was low. If I had to guess, the speed was 200 MPG at 1,500 ft. The 2 military jets followed about 1 or 2 lengths behind the orb on both occasions, flying side-by-side with each other. The orb was not small. I'd estimate that the radius was just below the width of the jets' wingspan. I could tell because the 3 objects were close to each other. I'd compare the glow effect of the orb to using a flashlight on the ceiling of a room - but in the daytime. The area was flat, no hills. We watched both occasions until they flew out of sight. I don't recall if we made a big deal about it with our families. I think in those days, there were a lot of sightings. We were kids, but not really scared. It was more the feeling of awe, especially since 2 fighter jets trailed it tightly. Chula Vista is a suburb of San Diego, and was full of military. Sorry, I have no proof. Perhaps there are similar sighting records for this time and place. I thought I should finally make a report since the sighting involved 2 military jets tailing it closely. The sighting never bothered me. I never had nightmares, and in fact forgot about it for years. Now that media programs have brought it front and center, I can tell my story. When I hear about other sightings, I am open-minded and believe these UFOs exist because of my sighting. Thank you for allowing me to file this report and for providing this service. I will be happy to contribute too!

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