Over the years, more than a few in the Eastern Sierra have reported sightings of UFO’s, Unidentified Flying Objects. Some well-known, solid citizens have called us to report sitings but preferred to remain anonymous to the public. Another such incident took place this week.
A Bishop man, well-known, but who shall remain anonymous, reported to Sierra Wave Media that he was driving west on West Line Street just past Barlow Lane Monday night about 9:30 when he saw a very bright red light. The spherical object passed slowly over the road. The man said he saw that it was a sphere made up of a geometric assembly of very bright red lights that did not blink on and off. The man estimated the size of the sphere as no more than ten or fifteen feet in diameter. He described it as “a ball of closely-spaced red lights.”
The man said he pulled off the road and rolled down the window and saw the sphere seeming to float in the air about a hundred yards away. He said he was struck by how evenly spaced the lights were all around the sphere, and as he watched the sphere drift south, he saw it suddenly accelerate, move up and disappear.
Through the years in the Eastern Sierra, similar reports have been made by ordinary citizens who prefer anonymity because of the remaining stigma for those who say they see UFOs.
In this case, the Bishop man said he was sober, wide awake and saw the incredible sight that he described as it unfolded over West Bishop.
The citizen did say he wanted to know if anyone else in the area saw anything like it. On the National UFO Reporting Center website, reports of floating and flying spheres were registered in the last two months from several California cities, including San Diego, West Hollywood and Fresno. Check it out at www.nuforc.org.
California leads the nation in UFO sightings and encounters, with over 5000 reported incidents from the late nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries.