By Matthew Manosh

April 1, 2022 (Borrego Springs) -- Early this morning, at about 1:15 a.m. residents in the sleepy town of Borrego Springs were awakened when a strange sound emitted from the sky. The sound was hard in a five-mile radius from the town. Some of the townsfolks stepped outside hoping for an answer to their disturbed sleep.

Witnesses describe the source of the sound as a strange metal disc with an indent in the center, almost looking like a CD. Others describe it as something out of a science fiction film from the ‘80s. It hovered above the town before zooming out further into the desert. It was gone in an instant, leaving no trace.

During this encounter the residents found that their cellphones, cameras, and other electronic devices around their houses did not work. When the UFO darted out into the desert, the devices started working once again.

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