IFOs Over Anza

Posted On January 1, 2000

Are you aware that the Anza area has had a reputation for UFO activity over the years? We already spoofed this phenomenon on this web site with the Anza Cover-up page and The Visitation.

It's the oddest thing. Dozens and sometimes more than a hundred observers spending long hours of the night observing the skies at our Anza site and none of us has ever reported seeing a UFO. Either we are all blind as bats out there or, just perhaps, there is something to the notion that people see what they want to see in the night sky.

Well, enough about UFOs. This month's Anza Notebook showcases IFOs (identified flying objects) you can see at our site nearly every New Moon weekend of the year.

OCA vice president and webmaster Russell Sipe has a number of hobbies, one of which is stunt kite flying. When he can he spends several hours each week playing with, and practicing his two-line stunt kite flying. At Anza he usually flies on Friday afternoons and/or on Saturday mornings before vehicles start to arrived in the "football field" common observing area. Don French took some images of Russell during the April star party weekend.