A Hamilton City, CA, couple reported feeling an "extraterrestrial attempt" after watching a green laser grid-like pattern that appeared to be scanning their home, according to March 24, 2014, testimony in Case 54907 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The couple was outside in their backyard about 10:30 p.m. on March 22, 2014, when they noticed the green laser "pulsating and scanning" the back side of their home.
"We were both sitting in the backyard at the time this occurred and were star gazing," the reporting witness stated. "I'm familiar with lasers and how they can be projected at objects at great distances, but I had never seen anything like this before. The laser grid appeared to be 'scanning' the rear bedroom of our house that my 13-year-old son was occupying."
The son also noticed the light.
"He ran out of his room to the backyard where my wife and I were to excitedly tell us that he saw a very bright green flashing light penetrate his window through closed blinds and light up his room abnormally."
The couple could not locate the source of the light.
"My wife and I were still in shock from what we saw from the outside. I jumped up on a patio chair to get a peak over the neighboring fence in search of an answer to our beam of light and found nothing. No cars and no people. I'm a skeptic. So I ruled everything out. The way the laser-like grid was projected on the house was definitely from above."
There was a low humming sound during the time the light was on the house.
"But of course the sky was clear and very quiet, except for a low humming sound during the entire six seconds of the occurrence. I hope this is descriptive enough. I can give better details via a phone conversation. As for the three of us that witnessed this phenomenon, we strongly feel that it was an extraterrestrial attempt of some sort of communication."
No photos or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 24, 2014. Hamilton City is a city in in Glenn County, CA, population 1,759. Recently covered California UFO reports include:
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California has a UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. California had 59 reports during February 2014 - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or man-made. If California MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.