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UFO Sighting
updated: Apr 04, 2013, 9:48 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Anybody see the UFO over the ocean off carpinteria? I saw it twice between 8:30 and about 9:00 tonight. Orange ball color of harvest moon. Drifted, stopped, hovered, sped up, disappeared, very strange. Definitely not a plane.

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 COMMENT 393434P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-05 07:23 AM

Luminaria

 

 COMMENT 393464 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-05 08:15 AM

Panga patrol?

If its aliens, I volunteer to go.

 

 COMMENT 393481 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-05 08:36 AM

If I was an alien pilot trying to keep a low profile I would stop doing the "alien UFO dance". You know the one I mean. The zip hither and yon like a wary bunny. If there is one thing that gets any predator/prey's attention is sudden bursts of movement.

I saw something similar over the mountains behind Goleta later that night but it was a light traveling much the same way you described. If it wasn't for the green and red running lights I would have sworn it was suspicious.

 

 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-05 08:42 AM

I'm glad you posted. We considered posting something about them, but decided the wrath of expected comments was not worth it. A few months ago my brother and friend reported seeing 3 of them and we blew it off as likely a helium glow stick prank. About 3 weeks ago 3 of us were in the yard on the Mesa about 8 or so and saw 2 sets of 3 about 15 minutes apart Both coming from the northwest going southeast in the pattern you described as drift, hover and speeding up until they disappeared. The atmosphere was hazy on the coast so they did not appear completley spherical. The duration they were was visable was approximately 3 minutes each time. Tried taking photos with the phone, but they just looked like dots. We are not UFO hunters or conspiracy theorists. Like Roger just reporting what we saw with no assumption of what they are. You can search orange orbs in the sky and see all kinds of stuff.

 

 COMMENT 393493P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-05 08:49 AM

I just want to remind people that UFO is Unidentified Flying Object, NOT a space ship or flying saucer! I'll always assume there's a reasonable explanation, but when it's unidentified, people like to ask about them. Same as "where is the smoke I smell coming from?"

 

 COMMENT 393926 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-06 08:54 AM

1975-76 school year, my friends and i were driving back to UCSB after a weekend down south. it was probably about 8 or 9 pm. i happened to look out towards the ocean into the pitch blackness and saw the EXACT same thing as described by the OP!!! i said to my friends, "whats that you guys??!!" we all freaked out! and everyone on the 101 around us slowed to about 5 mph. it was really trippy and i will never foget it. i forwarded the posting to one of my friends who was in the car and she said to post our story so here it is! i happen to live in carp now so i will be out tonight checking it out. TRUE story!!!

 

 COMMENT 393956 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-06 10:07 AM

Last year i saw the same thing on the 101 just as i was upon Rincon. Same movements but there were 2 and they were fuzzy neon green.

It seemed to come from the islands but since i was driving i only got a couple looks at it before the freeway went inland into carp.

Odd that most observations now days are not spacecraft, but these different colored orbs.....anyone got thoughts on what these things are?

 

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