California campers photograph disc-shaped object at nearby mountain

Roger Marsh

A California witness at Ocotillo reported watching and photographing a disc-shaped object moving off a nearby mountain at about 4:19 a.m. on April 30, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

“I was looking at the Milky Way facing southeast just east of the mountain we were facing,” the reporting witness stated. “A UFO popped out, out of nowhere. As soon as it caught my eye, I saw it slowly spinning and moving side-to-side toward the mountain.”

The witness quickly alerted the rest of his camping party.

“Then me and my dad confirmed with our eyes that it was spinning and moving side-to-side and then coming to a still, levitating east of the mountain. We did see a physical form to the object. We knew that Jupiter and Venus were coming in the same direction. We were skeptical of it being a UFO. But we couldn’t deny that we saw a physical form for around 15 minutes, maybe less.”

The witness took numerous photos and videos. One image was uploaded with the report which was filed on April 30, 2022.

“The object was maybe 1.5 miles southeast of us. As far as the physical form goes, when I first saw it I thought I saw an orange-yellowish color but as soon as it came to a still, the color got less. But it looked like it was scanning something because while spinning and levitating we saw an orange color lighting underneath it.

“Disk shape aside, we saw the disk had what looked like landing legs – not long but just coming a bit down from each side of the object. I could clearly see what looked like multiple smaller lights on the actual disc spinning. We knew then it was a UFO. The figure was quite large and made zero sound. There were other campers and off-roaders around us. I can guarantee that we weren’t the only ones who saw it.”

Ocotillo is in Imperial County, CA, population 215. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network MUFON.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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