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Large triangular UFO seen over Santa Barbara

From: Jakes Louw <LOUWJE@telkom.co.za>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:01:49 +0200
Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:03:06 -0500
Subject: Large triangular UFO seen over Santa Barbara

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 02:32:52 +0200
From: "Perry"MaN in Space""  <uasr@MyList.net>
To: AlienResearch@Earthcorp.com, UASR@MyList.net
Subject: [UASR]> Fw: Large triangular UFO seen over Santa Barbara
	Channel, Ca.


FROM :Doc in Phoenix
-----Original Message-----
From: A.J. Craddock <webmaster@cseti.org>
To: webmaster@cseti.org <webmaster@cseti.org>
Date: maandag 17 november 1997 0:54
Subject: Large triangular UFO seen over Santa Barbara Channel, Ca.

At approximately 10:05 pm on Friday 14th November 1997, Dr. Ted
Loder and Tony Craddock were checking out new nightscopes from
Tony's house overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel.  Ted was
using an ITT Night Mariner (Model G3) and Tony a Litton NightMate
(Model Nav3) each with a light magnification of 30,000 to

They both happened to be looking through the nightscopes at
Jupiter, which was about ten degrees above the horizon and over
the island of San Miguel. Simultaneously they both saw a set of
lights near Jupiter in the shape of a large triangle silently
flying eastward down the Santa Barbara Channel. They followed it
for about six seconds until it disappeared behind some trees.
Both realized that the visible lights were on the outside edges
of a large craft which was not itself visible in the night

A few seconds after the initial recognition, both saw the craft
tilt slightly on its side so that its triangular shape could be
more clearly seen.  Its shape was delineated by five to eight
lights along its edges clearly visible through the nightscopes.
Ted Loder counted five or six lights in the shape of a triangle
seen partly on its side, while Tony Craddock saw an additional
one or two lights in the center towards the rear, making it
appear chevron or boomerang shaped.  Tony had the clearer
nightscope which may explain why he was able to see the extra

Both had the impression that it was not lights independently
flying in formation but a solid craft.  The length of the craft
appeared to be longer than the sword on Orion's belt and shorter
than Orion's belt itself.

The craft was not visible with the naked eye and was not seen by
the two other people who were present without nightscopes.

It was later estimated that the craft traveled through a visible
arc of 75 degrees in about 6 seconds.  It was estimated that the
craft was at a distance of 5-10 miles, which would have meant it
was traveling at approximately 4000-8000 mph.

Both Ted Loder and Tony Craddock are members of CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence), and attended CSETI's Congressional Briefing on UFO/ET in Washington DC on April 9th of this year.

Dr. Loder is a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of
New Hampshire.

Tony Craddock is President of an international petroleum
consulting company and co-ordinates Santa Barbara's CSETI Working

Posted by : "Perry\"MaN in Space\"" <AlienResearch@Earthcorp.com>
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