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California witness reports jet chasing UFO

A California witness at Winchester reported watching a jet apparently chasing a cylinder-shaped UFO on October 1, 2015, according to testimony in Case 71102 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first stepped outside on October 1, 2015, when boom sounds were heard. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)
The witness first stepped outside on October 1, 2015, when boom sounds were heard. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)

The witness was at home in her kitchen and felt “loud booms.”

“I asked my husband if he heard them,” the witness stated. “The television was on. He said he didn’t. I went outside, and to the east, over the San Jacinto Mountains, the sky had very high cloud formations that drifted toward the south and thinned out. The rest of the sky was very blue, the bluest I’ve seen in long time. The clouds were all swirling around. The eastern thicker ones looked like waves and as they drifted south swirled around each other. It was really very beautiful. I could still hear and feel the booming sound.”

The witness continued watching the sky.

“I noticed a dark object chasing, or following, a very bright object. I squinted my eyes and then could see that the dark one was a plane or jet. I could see the wings, tail, etc. against the white clouds. The other object I could see no detail of its shape. I mean, no wings or tail – it was sort of cylindrical, like the fuselage of the jet, but only about half as big. It was very bright though and showed up clearly against the clouds. The jet was just about alongside of this object.”

The witness ran into the house and grabbed a pair of binoculars.

The witness reported seeing a jet chasing a cylinder-shaped object. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)
The witness reported seeing a jet chasing a cylinder-shaped object. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)

“When I returned and found the jet and object again, the object seemed to be chasing the jet. It was right on its tail. The jet seemed to be trying to shake it, not major turns, just kind of weaving left and right.”

The witness then went back inside to get stronger binoculars.

“When I returned I couldn’t find them again. But I stayed out there and kept looking at the clouds. After a few minutes, I saw the jet again. They had been heading south, coming from the east, but now the jet was going back the way it had come. It was moving in a giant arc, kind of circling, and I lost sight as it went behind the huge trees next door.”

The witness then watched a second jet.

“A few minutes later I saw another jet coming from the south going almost in the same flight path as the first jet. The rest of the day there were helicopters going back and forth. I continued to watch the clouds off and on for a couple hours, hoping to see that thing in them somewhere. I did see a very long straight chem trail going into the clouds from the east and disappearing in the south. The swirling nature of the clouds was something I don’t think I’ve ever seen, swirling around each other going straight up until they just disappeared. I could see how something could hide or disappear in them easily.”

Later the witness saw the unknown object apparently chasing the jet. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)
Later the witness saw the unknown object apparently chasing the jet. Pictured: Winchester, CA. (Credit: Google)

The witness continued to hear the boom sounds.

“The booms went on all day until you could feel them more than hear them. Then that went down to just seeing water vibrate in the water cooler a couple times an hour. It was a very strange, cool day. I should have reported this that day, but I thought maybe that object was some kind of other plane. Then today I saw another report on this sighting from Moreno Valley, which is about 6-7 miles north of here. That person, on the same day as me, saw a bright, silvery object heading south and then saw two jets take off from March Air Force Base heading in same direction. I would very much like to know just what was going on.”

Winchester is in Riverside County, CA, population 2,534. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I don’t understand why you would have pictures in your story… that have nothing to do with your story.

    “Here is a random landscape photo, taken from a Google van on a separate day that the event, which I am trying to use to give you a perspective on the direction a witness was looking…”


  2. It lets people know what the area where the sighting happened looks like. Makes sense to me.

  3. This things happen so fast, almost don’t have time for picture …and that’s an open landscape

  4. i got it. it helps you know were the story is from and if they could be any obstacles like skyscrapers and such that could be mistaken for a UFO

  5. I just witnessed ufo’s in moreno valley today Feb 29,2016 around 11,all the descriptions if the ufo are true facts,similar details happened exactly tonight while I watch the sky and noticed that there’s no moon tonight

  6. I was in Riverside from June 2015 up until exactly two weeks ago. I was a victim of some VERY STRANGE events beginning January 2016. It will blow your mind and only a couple of people actually believe me…and thats only because i SHOWED them. Please email me as I am going back soon, this time more prepared, and doing my own experiment. I would love to have a sponsor of some sort and i can GUARANTEE you i will come back with not only footage, but SOLID PROOF. I am currently on the east coast back home now, simply because i was “RAN OUT” of Riverside because of the info I have and places i know to go. Please email me or even give me a call. I am a Christian man who believes in the Lord and im 35 years old. Im literally shaking as i write this because i KNOW FOR A FACT there is suoernatural, paranormal and UFO activity in Riverside HEAVY. My number will be emailed in reply to the most serious sponsor or person most interested seriously in my story. I take this seriously and am in NO WAY up for games or anything comical concerning my experiences. To the average person, I can imagine it would be very traumatic and life changing. I am so serious that i will swear on my children and my right hand on the Bible that my story is 100% FACT and NO EXXAGGERATION. The only reason im on this site is because NO ONE would believe me. Even the people who do have just told me to keep it to myself. I just cant. Thank you

  7. I was getting off of work in moreno valley right next to march air force base. when I was switching freeways on to the 60 east towards San jacinto hemet I looked into the mountains directly across from moreno valley mall and I seen what appeared to look like a restaurant on top of the mountain due to thousands of lights. I’m not familiar with that area at all so understand it caught my attention. I starred at it on and off while I was driving an it seemed to just stay there I have my believes in UFOs so I kno there here. I didn’t think anything of it until the next night I’m driving home from work im looking into that area an there’s nothing there! Coming to realize its a mountain of just rock’s!! I was speechless, I get on the phone an call my fiance to let her know what had happened and if I was crazy? She told me there was nothing there. Like I just started working this job next to the base on on Jan 7 2017 an this occurred Jan 10 or 11 the I’m not sure but I’m so confused to how there would be a big object looking like a restaurant on top of a mountain lit up! I can’t explain it but now its not there so what is there to explain I witnessed something out of this world in moreno valley! I know people have to have seen it.

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