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Sighting Reports 2008

2 See Bright Red Airborne Light Hover and Move Over SF Bay

Still Image of Light Extracted From a Video. (Enlarged.)
Still Image of Light Extracted From a Video. (Enlarged.)

Illustration in Daytime Photo Showing the Position That the Object Was in When Photo Was Taken.
Illustration in Daytime Photo Showing the Position
That the Object Was in When Photo Was Taken.

Date of Sighting: May 7, 2008
Time of Sighting: 10 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: May 9, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 15 Minutes
Location of Sighting: San Francisco, California
Latitude: 37.72 Degrees North
Longitude: 122.37 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: Two
Weather: Visibility Was 8 Miles. A Few Clouds Were Observed at 1,200 Feet. Winds Were From the West at 13 MPH.

Description: On 5/7/08 around 10:00 pm a friend and I were leaving our workshop for the night. When my friend walked out the front door he noticed a bright red light in the sky directly in front of him about 15 degrees above the horizon. He went to the van and told me about it. I watched it through the binoculars first then he watched it through the binoculars for a little while. It was hovering over the SF Bay just south of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland. Then it began moving very slowly from our left towards our right. My friend went into the building, got our video camera and gave it to mel. I was able to get about 2 1/2 minutes of video. Although it was bright red when we looked at it with our eyes it didn't look as red on the video. The intensity of light remained consistently bright the entire sighting. That can be seen in the video. No sound could be heard. We watched it as it slowly moved over our heads and then away from us. Just then a plane flew close by and the light blinked out. A second later the light reappeared but was much dimmer. Then it blinked out again. A second later it reappeared again, but dimmer than the last time. Then it blinked out again and that was the last time we saw it. The whole sighting lasted over 15 minutes yet the bright light only traveled a short distance from near the Bay Bridge to where it blinked out.s

Comments: I am not sure what the witnesses sighted. I have requested the video footage, but the witnesses are having difficulty transferring to a readable format. Any updates will be posted.

Update August 3, 2008: The witnesses were unable to transfer the video footage in suitable format, but were able to extract still images from the video. They did this by playing the video on TV and snapping photos of the video. This is why the above photo looks quite grainy. The photo also was enlarged in Photoshop. This methodology for extracting stills is somewhat crude, but it does illustrate what the witnesses saw. The witnesses also took the time to create an illustration of the position of the object by superimposing a red circle on the position where the object was photographed. UFOs Northwest thanks the witnesses for taking the time to provide this new information.

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