Pictured in the banner above is a north/north west view of the Woodbridge Irrigational Canal near the intersection of West Lodi Avenue and Lower Sacramento Road. The canal was origionally named “the ditch”. The picture below is from a postcard showing how it appeared in November 25, 1896. That is the actual date of the encounter with the Aliens. To the South is Raley’s Shopping Center, to the East is a housing development. The picture above in the banner is a current picture, the only undeveloped area. It is going to become a new housing area in the near future. In 1896 it was very much country farmland.
As the story develops in this BLOG, keep these pictures in mind where it happened as we examine all the known facts.