UFO SIGHTING REPORT

FRESNO
CALIFORNIA

1996


Retired U.S. Air Force Security Serviceman Sees Objects.

Date: 1996

Hi. My name is (removed). I'm 63 years old and retired after 30 years in the newspaper business and four years in the U.S. Air Force Security Service (intelligence). Just thought I'd give you my credentials so you don't think I'm a kook.

Anyway, I've seen a few UFOs in my life, and most are types I've seen described elsewhere. But back in the 1990s -- it was the year Bob Dole was running for president (HBCC UFO Research Note: A quick check on the internet reveled that Bob Dole was running for president in 1996) -- I was a volunteer parent for my younger son's marching band. We were in Fresno, CA, for a marching band contest.

While the band was getting ready, I looked up and saw what looked like a bunch of black balloons that someone had released.

I went back to helping the band prepare, and then glanced up a few minutes later, expecting that the balloons would have gotten farther away from us and from each other. Instead, they were no farther away from us, but they were getting closer to each other.

I alerted others to this, and many in the band and among the other parents all looked up, shrugged and went back to what they were doing.

These black objects kept getting closer and closer together, moving very slowly. It took about an hour before they came together and coalesced. I kept pointing this out to everyone, but no one was impressed. One young band member told me it was probably helicopters.

Finally, they coalesced into a large, black mass, then flew away at about the speed of a propeller-driven craft, but made no noise.

I have never heard or read of this type of phenomenon anywhere else.

Thank you to the gentleman for his welcomed report. This comes from a long time professional and ex-military man.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research

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