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Reports Of Fiery Flying Objects In McCloud

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 08:50:37 -0400
Archived: Fri, 02 May 2008 08:50:37 -0400
Subject: Reports Of Fiery Flying Objects In McCloud

Source: The Mount Shasta Herald, California, USA


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Reports Of Fiery Flying Objects In McCloud
By Gene Eagle

Recent reports of UFO sightings in McCloud have been making
waves in cyberspace and spreading by word of mouth.

Dick Cary of McCloud said he saw a brightly lit flying object at
about 11 p.m. the night of April 12 that hovered silently over
his home just above tree top level for almost five minutes, then
"quickly disappeared toward the east."

"I really don't believe in flying saucers, but I do know that
something weird was happening", said Cary, an employee of the
McCloud Community Services District and a lifelong McCloud

He said he looked straight up with binoculars and saw what
appeared to be a pulsating fire inside the hovering object.

"It looked like a giant jellyfish with a fire inside it", Cary
said. "There were no canisters or anything... nothing. Just a
fire inside it, and there was no noise at all."

Cary said he called his son in law and daughter who live on
Broadway Ave. in McCloud and told them to go outside and look.
Their first response, according to Cary, was, "Holy cow, there's
something on fire."

"It looked to me as if there was something burning in the sky",
said Jerome Walker, Cary's son in law. "My wife and I both saw
it. There was no noise at all. It was the first time I ever saw
something like that."

Walker also described the object's quick disappearance to the

A couple blocks away from the Cary residence, another lifelong
McCloudite, Owen "Shorty" Long, said he also observed a bright
light at about 11 p.m. on April 12 in the Squaw Valley Mobile
Home Park.

Long said he was kicked back on the couch watching television
when, "I noticed a bright light outside my window. That just
didn't look right to me so I got up to investigate. It was
moving real slow. No features were visible as I recall, just a
triangular configuration of lights. I can't be sure of the size,
it was up quite high. I remember red and yellow colors, but it
seems there was another color. I can't say for sure."

Long said he went back into the house to call his son, and when
he returned the light was gone.

"I found out later from the guys who live across from me, they
saw something identical to what I had seen, coming from the
western horizon", Long said. "This was after I went back in the
house. They said it was really bright, blinked a few times, and
it too disappeared. It was really exciting for me."

A dispatcher at the Mount Shasta Sheriff's Department office
said to her knowledge there were no such reports made of any
objects being sighted that evening.

As information was being gathered for this story, a rumor spread
that the newspaper was reluctant to publish it. Then early this
week numerous email messages were received at the newspaper
offices from people in McCloud and elsewhere who wanted the
story of the UFO sighting published. One of those e-mails came
from Bozeman, MT.

Dick Cary said he first saw a bright light towards the east when
he and his wife were driving home and made a right off Main St.
onto Colombero.

"My wife and talked about it but we couldn't explain what we
were seeing", he said. "A few minutes later when we arrived home
to our residence on Shasta Avenue, I ran out to the garage and
got my binoculars. It was over our house and moving slowly in
the direction of Haul Road."

Suddenly, he said the light "took off real fast in a big curve
in a north-easterly direction, going high into the sky and just
disappeared. My wife and I were in awe at what we had just

Cary said after his wife went back inside the house, he noticed
another light coming from the direction of Hoo Hoo Park.

He said the object, which he estimated at about 10 feet in
diameter, stopped right over the top of his house.

After remaining above his house for several minutes, Cary said
it moved in the direction of Haul Road, hovered a few minutes
and appeared to take the same north easterly path as the other
light and disappeared.

"It was unbelievable", he said. "If it had come down, it would
come down right on top of our house. My wife was never a
believer in anything like that... she is now. She didn't sleep
at all that night."

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