A Fourth of July sighting of a black object that looked like a hockey puck was seen in the skies over Studio City during a family barbecue, and within minutes, the same kind of object was spotted over Chino, 40 miles away, according to a report presented Tuesday night at the Studio City meeting of the .
“You could either think that these two separate families were conspiring to make this up as some kind of hoax, or maybe they really saw something,” said Steve Murillo, section director of MUFON L.A.
Murillo gave a month’s worth of reports at the meeting to more than 100 members of the “nonprofit group whose mission is to scientifically research such sightings for the betterment of mankind.” He said there has been a report at least every three or four days over the past month.
The keynote speaker was Preston Dennett, who wrote 10 books about ghosts and UFO sightings particularly in the Los Angeles area.
Dennett had lived in the San Fernando Valley all his life and suddenly found that many people around him had sightings. His brother chased a UFO across the Valley down Reseda Boulevard. His sister saw a strange craft above Stagg Street Elementary School and the Van Nuys Airport.
“This is a very active area for sightings, forget Roswell,” Dennett said. More than 5,000 sightings in California alone from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries.
In his book One in Forty, the UFO Epidemic, Dennett detailed many accounts of alien encounters that he investigated, most of them in San Fernando Valley during a particularly active period in the 1990s. He also wrote UFO Over Topanga and UFOs Over California, all about local sightings.
But at the meeting at the he focused on alien encounters that resulted in healings. He talked to hundreds of people who have been healed of virulent cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis and other ailments.
“These healings are hard to believe, obviously, and they are at the bottom of the heap as far as the UFO community,” Dennett said. “It is not often discussed.”
After detailing cases for two hours, Dennett said “I would not be able to say if they are friendly or not, but from the people I’ve interviewed, at the worst the E.T.s seemed uncaring.”
Dennett said the only common thread he could find about the people who were healed were that they were in professions that helped people, such as police, social workers and teachers.
At the meeting, one attendee insisted that not all the healings by aliens were positive. He said, “I was abducted and they made me older, look at me. Gray and older. I am only 69 and I have the body of a 90-year-old.”
MUFON is having a Symposium in Irvine on July 29 and their next meeting in Studio City on Aug. 16 has author T.L. Keller as the keynote speaker talking about the Antelope Valley, Area 51 and the U.S. Anti-gravity Technology Program. Find out more at www.MUFONLA.com.