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California Bird Hunter Flushes UFO

by Dylan Polk   |  December 6th, 2011 5

Don’t panic: You’re still on Game & Fish. You haven’t accidentally wandered onto some tabloid website or conspiracy nut’s forum.

A California hunter experienced a close encounter in the Nevada wilderness. It sounds crazy, sure, but both the hunter and the UFO have the pictures to prove it.

According to KXTV News 10 in Sacramento, Auburn, Calif., hunter Robert Pitzer spotted the UFO while hunting alone outside Lovelock, Nev., when he noticed a strange-looking object slowly descending toward Earth.

“What in the world is this thing?” Pitzer told reporters. “Had no idea. … I didn’t know if it was a weather satellite.”

Armed with his 12-gauge and ready for anything, Pitzer watched as the object scraped the ground, occasionally getting more airtime and hovering near Pitzer’s truck.

That’s when Pitzer noticed the J.P. Aerospace sticker on the object, and suddenly things began to make sense.

It turns out the object had been launched earlier that day, tethered to two helium balloons, to perform experiments high in the Earth’s atmosphere. When one of the balloons burst, the object returned to Earth.

Pitzer tied the object to a rock and called J.P. Aerospace, telling them where to find it, but he still kept the photos, the report said, just to mess with his friends.

“Check this out!” Pitzer told reporters. “I encountered a UFO!”

  • Big Elk

    When I was in High School, we thought it was real funny to build a "spacecraft" out of styrofoam, add a couple battery powered flashing lights and tie a couple dozen helium balloons together, launching it in the evening. Then, we'd look in the papers for UFO reports to figure out where our prank spacecraft had flown to!

  • Budtugley

    That's what you little green men want us to think…nice try.

  • Gerbil A. Rodent

    Do not fear! I come in peace!

  • Anonymous

    I would have sent it into the sky again put go buy some little cheap green people to see if the news said anything

  • Retired Marine

    I sneezed a sneeze into the air
    It landed but I know not where
    and you should have seen the expression on those
    in the direction of which I snoze.

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