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Summer 1979 : Reno, Nevada


Reno, Nevada A Black Disc Shaped Saucer

HBCC UFO Research Note: Here is another interesting sighting report with many witnesses watching this craft. The witness and I both would really like to hear from anyone who happened to be there in downtown Reno in the summer of 1979. Or if you have knowledge of the sighting, would you please contact HBCC UFO Research. Thank you. Brian.

Date: Summer of 1979
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Noon time)

Location of Sighting: Downtown Reno near the Sundowner Casino.
Number of witnesses: 45
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Circular, flat disc.

Full Description of event/sighting: In the summer of 1979 while walking to my favorite video arcade in Reno, Nevada I came across an intersection near the Sundowner Casino where people were running out of bars and casinos screaming and pointing to the sky. At the time I was only 16 years old and had, had previous experiences on our Silver Springs Ranch with alien object sightings. On our ranch several small yellow light balls used to hover around the ranch and project a widening beam from the object to the destination which this time happened to be my property fence line. So when I saw all those people running scared screaming into the streets as a blonde haired lady that I had never seen before or ever again grabbed my arm and pointed up to the sky shouting look, do something!

I felt calm and assured that there was not any need for alarm or distress as on that ranch a year earlier I remembered how calm a feeling it was to watch something in awe and to know that it was not from this planet. (I came to this decision years later.) It did not attempt to hurt us (my family) or animals as in the movies but rather it reared away from us slowly as we approached it while dimming its light. So as the lady screamed, do something, I assured her to relax as there was nothing to fear. This however was something I had never seen before on our little ranch in Silver Springs Nevada. This was a large black disc shaped saucer, flat with light spinning around it. The odd thing is the light would change directions back and forth with no apparent rhythm. A few minutes later as what I would describe as fifty people began to gather in the streets. The saucer had lost interest in downtown Reno.

Oh make a note that the saucer was actually trying to blend in, like camouflage with the lights flashing on the "Sundowner Casino" in downtown Reno. It was almost hard to notice at first. So anyway the object had apparently become bored with the people I assume and began to back away slowly at a 45 degree angle up to the sky. Get ready for this though, the way this spacecraft left the area blew my mind. It actually splashed up into the sky like as if when you were a kid and threw a rock into a pond. I tell my friends that it bent the sky and left into another dimension. That day I will remember all the rest of my life and I swear to God and all that is holy that it is the truth and fabricated or unembellished. The lady that held my arm did so for some time, she looked into my eyes as she screamed "do something".

All I can remember saying to her is that it was alright and not to worry. I have searched up and down the internet trying to find those people that have seen this with me but I have had no luck. I was hoping to hear from you or anyone you knew that had heard about it? Oh and the balls on my ranch never returned. I made a sculpture of the human skull in ceramics class and used to hold it up to the sky as the balls of light would pass by overhead. Until this day I don't really know why I did that, maybe so they would know that these were human skulls which were ours.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research