December 6, 1976
Location: West Simi Valley, California, United States
sat in one place in midair for approximately 45 minutes.
It had a red light on top and green on the bottom. The
position of these lights changed. There was a very bright
white light in the center." All of the witnesses
in this case were interviewed separately. All reported
seeing the same type object as described.
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 6 (Dec. 1976)
Miss S.S. 17, Mr. B.D. 18, Mr. M.S. 16, Miss C.S. 19,
Mrs. J.L. 41, Mr. R.L. 16;
September 6, 1976;
Weather Conditions: Clear night, warm weather;
Location: West Simi Valley, Ventura County, California.
the evening of September 6, 1976, the above witnesses
viewed an oval-shaped object from their home in West Simi
J.L. describes the object in her own words as follows:
sat in one place in midair for approximately 45 minutes
(the sighting started at 9 p.m.). It had a red light on
top and green on the bottom. The position of these lights
changed. There was a very bright white light in the center.
The red and green lights moved around this central light.
It then moved straight to the left, up, and then back
to its original position. (See diagram above). It kept
moving in that pattern until approximately 11:15 p.m.
The white light was much larger than the green or red.
The shape seemed to be more round and not definite."
moved at 90° angles too rapid for a plane."
object appeared to be 3½ miles away judging from
the mountains in the background." Miss S.S.
object wasn't too large, airplanes and jets flying near
it were bigger." Mr. M.S.
police department and the fire department were contacted
by the witnesses. The fire department referred them to
the Point Mugu Missle Range who in turn contacted a UFO
group in Seattle, Washington. The witnesses were interviewed
the following day over the phone. On September 7th, a
similar type object was spotted at about the same time
by Mr. B.D. who tried to follow it in his car and get
some pictures. This was about the same time as the first
sighting. The pictures never turned out, and the witnesses
were unable to follow the object for very long, but did
note that it repeated the same type movement as shown
in the figure on the previous page.
of the witnesses in this case were interviewed separately.
All reported seeing the same type object as described.
They seemed very concerned and were often at times confused
as to how to describe what they saw in normal language.
Because the object made such strange flight patterns in
the sky, and because the witnesses seemed to be highly
reasonable people and not given to exaggeration, their
story is highly believable. Unfortunately, Point Mugu's
radar facilities do not pick up well in the Simi area
below 3,500 ft. No other reports have been received from
the witnesses to date, and this case remains unsolved.