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UFOs Like The Quality Of Life In Tustin

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:21:52 -0400
Archived: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:21:52 -0400
Subject: UFOs Like The Quality Of Life In Tustin

Source: The Orange COunmty Register -  Santa Ana, California, USA


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

UFOs Like The Quality Of Life In Tustin
Remember When

By Juanita Lovret
For The Tustin News

Years ago, when tales of ghosts and hauntings titillated Tustin
residents, encounters with "the woman in white" or "a boy with
marbles" were either believed or scoffed at. Now we have
accounts of unidentified flying object sightings in Tustin and
some people believe every word while others are skeptical.

The first sighting of importance took place at about 12:30 p.m.
August 3, 1965. Rex Heflin, a California highway maintenance
engineer, was traveling near the Lighter Than Air Base hangers
in Tustin when his radio quit. Then, through the windshield he
spotted a strange object crossing the sky at low speed. Curious,
he took four photos of it with his Polaroid camera. The first
three photos showed a disk shaped craft, but in the fourth only
a black ring remained.

The photos were analyzed by several groups including the
National Investigations Committee Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). Some
felt the fourth photo was taken at a different time than the
first three. However, later analysis suggested the four photos
were taken in the same sequence. The overall consensus
authenticated the photos and concluded the craft likely emitted
some sort of exhaust before disappearing. The electrical
interference added to the credibility of the sighting. The radio
began to work after the craft departed and later examination
showed it was in proper working order.

Despite the results of these investigations, many continue to
claim the sighting was a hoax. Elaborate stories were created to
explain how the manifestation was achieved.

The latest report of a UFO sighting in Tustin was made to the
National UFO Reporting Center in February 2006. The person who
claimed the sighting was unsure of the exact date, but
remembered it took place just after dark and the craft=97 a
transparent milky lime green football=97 appeared to be over
Tustin, hovering in the sky, moving south.

Another report from Tustin came a month later on March 13, 2006.
The sighting of a boomerang with one white light on each of the
three corners moving southwest toward the ocean lasted three to
four minutes.

Two sightings took place in Tustin in April, 2004. The first,
April 14, described as a gray circular object about 40 feet in
diameter with lights around the outer edge, appeared at 9 p.m.
in an unpopulated area and never moved, just hovered silently.
The second, reported to the National UFO Reporting Center as
taking place on April 19 at 4 a.m., described a sphere with a
soft orange luminescence heading towards the Cleveland National

A sighting on August 17, 2003 over Tustin was described to the
National UFO Reporting Center as two equally spaced bright white
lights that appeared and disappeared.

Other sightings were reported from Tustin in 1976 and 1977, but
none have created the doubt of that early sighting by Rex
Heflin. The four Polaroids although they have been described as"
some of the best ever pictures of visiting spacecraft" have
never really been explained and are still maligned by those
attempting to prove they are part of a hoax.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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