Skip to main content.

UFO Sighting Report - USA

June 24th 1971 : Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California A Blazing Sphere Of Energy

Date: June 24, 1971
Time: 7:30 pm.

Location: Los Angeles, a residential street called North Ridgewood place, near the intersection of
Beverly Blvd. and Western Blvd. (I remember the location precisely.).
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Blazing sphere of energy.

I was 14 years old, and living in my parents’ house in a quiet residential area of Los Angeles. My grandparents (Canadian citizens) had moved from Toronto to Los Angeles the year before, and had purchased a house two streets away from my parents’ house. (My mother is still a Canadian citizen.)

My grandmother visited us often. On this night my grandmother had helped my mother paint the walls of a room in our house. Afterward, my grandmother asked me to carry some items out to her car, which was parked on the curb, thirty feet from the house. I was still outside when she came from the front door of our house, thanked me, and got into her car. I stood halfway between the front door of our house and the street, and watched her drive away. Darkness had fallen half an hour before. The sky was clear except for a few wispy clouds. The street was quiet, with no cars. No one was outside except me.

Suddenly an intense blue-white glow lit up the houses across the street, as though someone was using a gigantic arc-welder directly behind me. There were palm trees in front of my parents’ house, and I saw the shadows of those two trees cast onto the houses across the street.

I whirled around and saw an intensely bright sphere of energy the size of a basketball, hovering three feet away from me at the height of my chest. It hissed loudly, and was 45 degrees to my right. It resembled a TV screen that is not tuned to any channel (a mass of sparks). It moved to my left, traveling a distance of 15 feet, following an arc, as though it was swinging at the end of a pendulum. When it reached a position 45 degrees to my left (still at chest height, still three feet away from me) it vanished in midair. I felt no electrical effects. The whole experience lasted five seconds.

I stood there dumbfounded, my heart pounding. Then I ran to the front door of our house, tore it open, and slammed it behind me. My brother asked what was wrong, but he didn’t believe me when I told him.

The following morning I wondered if there had been an electrical disturbance, but the nearest electrical lines (telephone poles etc) were a hundred yards away. There were no electrical lines buried underground.

The following year I moved with my parents to Phoenix, Arizona. Every three or four years after that, I returned to Los Angeles, and always made a point of visiting our old street, still curious about what happened. One time I knocked on the door of the house to ask the new residents (a Filipino family) if they had noticed anything strange about the property. They said no.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
HBCC UFO Research International:

HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]