30 foot cone-shaped object lands on California ranch
July 5th, 2009
The object simply disappeared - Clicking sound
Three California witnesses had an unusual experience during and after they watched a
30-foot-long and 20-foot-tall cone-shaped object with portholes that had either landed
or was hovering slightly above their ranch, according to witness testimony from the
Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
A fourth witness arrived later and was there for the final event.
The original three witnesses first noticed a “bluish light.” But looking closer, it was
described as “actually portholes that were illuminated from within. There were three on
the bottom in a row, one above-right/center, above that one was another single
illuminated porthole left-center and then two on the top.”
The object was between 300 and 400 feet away at it was hovering silently at ground
After watching for five minutes, they grabbed a few items and got into a truck to move
toward it, but then noticed that the object “was just gone.”
They believe the object may also have landed.
They returned to the scene 20 minutes later, and heard a series of “click” sounds
coming from the trees around them. They moved away from the area.
Then a fourth witness stopped by to examine the area, and they “witnessed an
extremely bright 'swish' in the western sky.”
What followed was the appearance “as if the atmosphere ‘opened up’ for a millisecond
and an object ‘went inside’ or poked through and then the atmosphere closed up
leaving a ‘swirling’ motion in the sky. A ‘wormhole’ or porthole’?”
Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or
manmade. If California MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will update
this page. The following report is unedited. You can read my selected cases by type of
UFO report at the UFO Traffic Report index page.
California, July 5, 2009 - Approx 30 ft wide, 20 ft tall, cone shaped, seven portholes
illuminated from within, unknown color
I am a retired Detective with 25 years as a peace officer. With me was a marketing
director for a national company and my 17 year old son. We live on a large ranch. It was
9:30 PM when I entered the inside of our home. As I looked out our kitchen window, I
noticed extremely bright "bluish" lights which upon further observation were actually
portholes that were illuminated from within. There were three on the bottom in a row,
one above-right/center, above that one was another
single illuminated porthole left-center and then two on the top.
The object was approximately 300-400 feet from where I was watching it. I thought
initially that someone was in my field illegally with a truck and trailer.
As I watched, I noticed that it was apparently hovering and made no noise. I immediately
concluded that it was not a motor vehicle of any kind and noted that it made no noise
whatsoever. As I was watching it, my friend came running out to the back deck asking
what it was and then my son came, asking what the bright lights were. We spent
approximately 5 full minutes trying to figure out what it was.
Totally perplexed, I got my flashlight, gun and we all got into my truck which was parked
in front of my house. We drove around the house and noticed that the object "was just
gone". We drove to the exact location in which there are many trees that are part of our
nursery. They are approximately 15-20 feet tall. At no time did we see anything "fly
away", flash of light or anything. It was just gone. Had it been a motor vehicle of any
kind, there would have been tracks, dust,etc. Additionally, my ranch is fenced in with
one way in-out. I got out of my truck and approached the landing-hovering site to look
and obtain physical evidence.
The area in which the craft was located consisted of soft,thick dust that had just been
sprayed with water several hours earlier. I found absolutely no physical evidence
whatsoever. There is debate within the three of us if the craft was in fact hovering or
had actually landed. The brilliance of the light in which the craft produced was
"unearthly" and like nothing I have ever witnessed in my life. I had no logical explanation
for what had happened and this incident defied the laws of physics. No sound, no con
trail, no disturbed soil, no bent trees, nothing.
We drove back to the house. Extremely bothered by what we had just witnessed, my
son and I returned to the area approximately 20 minutes later. I was not afraid but
intrigued by what had occurred. I turned off my truck, noting it was a beautiful moonlight
night, and the moon was extremely bright.
As we were re examining the area, we both hear a loud bizarre "click" noise off to our
right in the area of green houses. We looked into the nearest green house when we
heard another distinct loud "click", this time coming from a thicket of trees. As we
approached this area, we heard another distinct "click" noise coming from behind us in
another thicket of trees. We heard a total of 5 distinct loud "click" noises. In all honesty,
the "clicking" noises were coming from all around us and after the fifth one, it was a little
eerie (even though we could see nothing with our flashlights) and I instructed my son to
return to my truck and we left.
(Colin Andrews/Editor: Police Sergeant near Silbury Hill, England two days later
witnessed three tall beings who ran faster than anyone he has ever seen and then
simply disappears. A strange clicking, static sound was coming out of the field. Read
The most unexplainable part of this story is as follows: My brother came over to my
ranch approximately an hour later (10:30)PM. He has a doctorate degree, three master
degrees and works for a international company. Additionally, he has taught physics. WE
ARE BOTH SKEPTICS and believe that most UFO sightings can be logically explained.
When I told him of what had just occurred earlier, he suggested that we go back down
to the location and figure out what it was that we saw. As we were at the location (which
was approximately an hour and a half later) we both witnessed an extremely bright
"swish" in the western sky. It was probably a half second. But what we saw appeared as
if the atmosphere "opened up" for a millisecond and an object "went inside" or poked
through and then the atmosphere closed up leaving a "swirling" motion in the sky. A
"wormhole" or "porthole"?.
It terrified him so bad that his eyes watered and his voice cracked, insisting that we
immediately leave towards the house. He cannot believe what he saw and both of us
have had several sleepless nights. We can verify and confirm our credentials. WE have
absolutely no idea of what we saw and my brother, as educated as he is, can not give a
logical explanation of what we saw and I think this is why we both are so disturbed by
the incident. We cannot report it in fear of ridicule and do not want to utilize our names.
We both are heavily connected at the local/state/federal political level. If you have any
questions, I did leave my email address. Hope you have some answers, because we do