Mysterious Spherical Object Seen Near El Mirage Airfield - August 2020
 Alien & UFOs
Wednesday 17th, January 2024
International
Near El Mirage airfield, contractor Andy Segobia, 52, was en route to work in August 2020 when he spotted a mysterious 10-foot sphere suspended in the air. Armed with his iPhone 7, Segobia captured a surprisingly clear video of the enigmatic object, which stood no more than 50 feet above ground.

Describing the encounter, Segobia stated, "There was no sign of propulsion, there was no noise, it was just sitting there." Initially mistaking it for a balloon, he soon realised the object was untethered and appeared as dark tinted glass, with dimensions comparable to the top of a palm tree, spanning six to 10 feet in diameter. The orb emitted no sound and was completely silent.

Segobia, employed in building maintenance for military contractor General Atomics, known for producing the MQ-9 Reaper drone, filmed the stationary object for approximately 90 seconds. However, when he briefly stepped inside a nearby building to take measurements, the object vanished upon his return less than a minute later.

"I looked everywhere, it was a clear day, I would have seen it float away. It either disappeared or just shot out of there. I was bummed I didn't get that footage," Segobia lamented.

Juan Valdez, Segobia's foreman, corroborated the sighting but offered no additional comments. Segobia, accustomed to observing unmanned drones in the El Mirage airstrip vicinity, asserted that the mysterious orb was unlike anything he had ever seen.

"It came out silver when I shot the video. But it was a black tinted ball. It was giving off some kind of heat or something, some kind of wave where I couldn't see inside the ball," Segobia explained, drawing parallels to the appearance of water on a street during a drive to Las Vegas.

The video, filmed using an iPhone 7 Plus at 7:08 am on August 4, 2020, at El Mirage Field near Adelanto, intrigued experts due to its similarity to silver orbs captured by Reaper drones in the Middle East. The government's UFO investigation office, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, previously unveiled such footage, and in Senate testimony, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the then-director of AARO, disclosed that 34% of reported 'Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena' were spherical or orb-shaped.

The incident adds another layer to the ongoing discussions surrounding UFOs and unidentified aerial phenomena, raising questions about the nature of such encounters and the potential presence of unexplained objects in our skies.
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