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California witness sees UFO by slowing video down

A California witness at El Cajon reported discovering a UFO in a video after slowing it down and capturing screen shots, according to testimony in Case 73895 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside at 11:30 a.m. on January 14, 2016, when he noticed a “jet heading straight up” and began to videotape it. Later in the day when playing the video back, the witness and his girlfriend noticed a fast moving object near the jet that was not visible to the naked eye when recording.

“It was at about 0:10-0:11 seconds into the video when I saw an object go past extremely fast from the right side of the video and head to the left side of the video,” the witness stated. “I took screenshots to analyze it a bit better. It looks like something I’ve never seen. Not a bug or bird.”

Still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness could not identify the object and decided to upload it to YouTube for others to see.

“Most said it’s definitely a UFO. I’m not sure what it is, but I want to share this video with MUFON and maybe I can get an answer or maybe you guys can have more evidence of real UFOs. This is not faked or tampered in any way. I appreciate your time.”

Still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of still image captured from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The video can be downloaded here.

California MUFON Field Investigator Gary Buzel is investigating.

The witness only noticed the UFO after reviewing the video later. Pictured: El Cajon, CA. (Credit: Google)
The witness only noticed the UFO after reviewing the video later. Pictured: El Cajon, CA. (Credit: Google)

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California, population 99,478.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. Interesting that the acorn shaped UFO in the photos almost exactly duplicate the 10 daylight UFOs I captured on a single 35mm frame in 1990…just around the corner from El Cajon. One of my objects exactly matched the acorn shaped UFO that crashed in Kecksburg Penn. MY “Inaja UFO Photo” has also provided a lost alien code that has linked UFOs to each other as well as countless ancient artifacts…this historic event has won a ton of press and TV coverage…”UNSETTLING”

  2. In 2009, I took a photo of an ordinary wheat field in Alberta near Edmonton. On closer examination there appeared a speck in the cloudless sky. A close up showed an image, which appeared metalic green.
    The heliocopters in this area are blue and white for the news teem, red for medi-vac and black for police chopper. This object was green, pale green and likely at a distance of three kilometers. A second photo taken about a mintue late shows the same object. I made a blurry colored copy, Yes it is a UFO, not an IFO (indentified Flying Object) like I was gone for.

  3. I don’t discount this photo, but I do find it interesting that the photo of El Cajon shows water; the photo is clearly near the San Diego waterfront. This could be a picture of San Diego. no doubt, but it is not a picture of the El Cajon valley, which is located approximately 15-20 miles inland. Please take this native San Diego resident’s word for it and review what the photographer claims to have seen and where.

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