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UFO Sighting Report


May, 1975


Chula Vista, California, United States


Saw a large, diamond shaped craft flying in a very straight line, at a very low altitude and at about 40 to 50 miles per hour. It had a large dome on top of it that would glow from dark red to orange then to yellow and almost white and then back to dark red. From each of it's of it's points it had laser-like beams of light shooting out at different angles.

Date Reported:

5/23/2016 3:15:38 AM

Sighting Time: 

6:30 to 7:00 PM



No. of Witnesses: 

about 1 min,

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Although it was already starting get dark I could still see that craft that I was seeing was silver in color and very large.

Size of Object(s)

The craft I saw was anywhere from a hundred to two hundred yards in length.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

It was approximately a half of a mile away

Description of Area / Surroundings

Just north of the Otay Mesa housing area near 805 Freeway and near Palm Ave. Near the southern side of Chula Vista.

Full Description & Details

While visiting one of my neighbors in Otay Mesa, which is just south of Chula Vista, California, one night in May of 1975, shortly after dusk I was sitting out on their second floor terrace along with several other adult neighbors, when the lady of the house asked, "What's that"? while pointing in the opposite direction that I was facing. I turned around and saw a large craft flying at a very low altitude and at a very slow rate of speed. Maybe forty to fifty miles per hour but maybe even slower than that. I noticed that it flew in a very straight line. There was a large dome in the center of it's top side. The dome would glow changing in color from a very dark red to a lighter red, then it would go from orange to yellow and then almost white then back to orange and then to dark red again and so on. It didn't blink it just seemed to glow. It reminded me of a glowing ember in a fire. I could see laser-like beams of light coming out of each of it's corners.

I was in the United States Air Force for twelve years and had seen all types of air craft but this was something like I had never seen before. It made no noise what so ever although it was less than a half mile away from our location and it was very large. I would estimate that it was any where from a hundred to two hundred yards long. I watched it for about 40 seconds to a minute or so and at the end of the sighting I saw that it turned on it's axis but it never changed the direction that it was flying in. I knew that I was seeing something completely unfamiliar but I just couldn't believe that I was actually seeing this with my own two eyes.

The very next day there was a story about this sighting in the "Chula Vista Star News". Many local residents, including a Chula Vista police officer, reported seeing a diamond shaped craft just above their homes traveling very slowly and even hovering at times. The description of the craft they saw was exactly what I witnessed.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No, not at all.

Witness Background

I have had some college training. I spent twelve years in the U.S. Air Force working as a radar maintenance technician. worked on heavy ground radar. (AC&W)

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I have been interested in UFOs since I was around nine or ten years of age, but I had never seen anything out of the ordinary until I saw this craft. This sighing made me a true believer in UFOs although I have no idea what they could be.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

friends and family


Mike R. Garza

Your Location: 

Garland, Texas, USA



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