UFO Sighting in Orange, California on July 31st 1956 – Observed a yellow saucer convex shaped craft at night from approximately 50 feet away

UFO Sighting in Orange, California on July 31st 1956 – Observed a yellow saucer convex shaped craft at night from approximately 50 feet away

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I was 12 years old and living in Orange, CA during the late summer of 1956. At approximately 9:00 PM I exited the rear east side of our home, into the completely dark back yard. I was going next door, where my parents were visiting neighbors. I took about two steps into the backyard when I realized there was a yellow self-luminous saucer shaped craft at my 11 o'clock at a height of 50-70 feet. I immediately realized it was a UFO. It was stationary, smooth, featureless, no seams, rivits, windows or markings. It looked very much like the old moon hubcaps. Within 3-5 seconds it silently glided away southbound, rising at about 15 degrees. After 10 seconds it turned eastboard and ascended at another 20-30 degrees. It remained flat, never banking to turn. I would estimate its size at 4o feet. It did not spin and was completely silent. There was no down drafts, heat or visible means of propulsion. The first thing I did upon seeing the UFO was to look for windows. There were none. The color, yellow, was a very middle of the road color. What was interesting was that the entire craft was that color. The color had depth to it, somewhat like looking at Jello. There definitely was not a glow or aura on the outside. I could only see the bottom of the UFO at all times. I got to observe it for at least 15 seconds as it slowly faded into the very starry night. I remember thinking I could have easily hit it with my bow and arrow. Growing up, I observed three atomic bomb tests. I lived near Area 51, without knowing it at the time. I saw rockets and all kinds of aircrafts as my father's job took him to airforce bases working for the Corps of Engineers. I was a police officer for 24 years and never observed a UFO again.

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