The Case of UFO Sightings and The Spaceman of Ocean Beach

by on October 16, 2009 · 5 comments

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OB Spaceman. This is a screen capture from the OB Historical Society's website.

by Chris Holly / UFODigest / October 16, 2009

I received an email from a lovely woman who had a UFO sighting when she was living in Ocean Beach California. She was 18 years old at the time. The year was 1980. The women along with a roommate were living in an apartment in the San Diego area one block from the Ocean. Together they watched a UFO over Ocean Beach.

The woman told me that one foggy night along with her roommate she became compelled to get in her car and drive to a beach about a mile away from her apartment. This was odd, as they could have walked to a beach in about five minutes, as one was located right down the block from their apartment. They did not usually go out of their way to go to other beaches. They could not explain why but were driven to go to the beach a mile away that night. It was late in the evening for a beach visit and they really had no reason to want to go to a beach a car ride away however something compelled them to go.

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mr fresh October 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm

get ur tin foil hats on…


Dave Sparling October 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Sounds kind of Ellwood P. Suggins to me.


jettyboy October 17, 2009 at 8:33 am

Only very fond memories of OB Spaceman. Along with being quite the eccentric character, he was an accomplished artist, and frequently gave free art lessons to kids. For years he was a beloved symbol of OB, who always “did it his way”.


bodysurferbob October 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm

doug – don’t you believe in aliens, life other than on this planet?


Frank Gormlie October 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I still have the painting that Spaceman gave me when I ran into him back in the early, mid-seventies upon my return to OB. It was titled “Space Tree” and could only be seen in all of its glory under a black light.

When I was a kid, Spaceman gave me a number, xib/20 – or something like that. So far it has saved me from any alien abduction.

I recall one overcast day, during a large surf meet at south beach during the mid-sixties. Spaceman showed up with a hand-held fog horn, which he began sounding off.

Whenever he showed up at the beach, he would be surrounded by kids and flies, and smell like a brewery.


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