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Sighting Reports 2008

Man Sees Unknown Glowing Metallic Object in Morning Sky

Photo of Object That Has Been Enlarged by Witness.
Photo of Object That Has Been Enlarged by Witness.

Date of Sighting: October 28, 2008
Time of Sighting: 10:20 AM PDT
Location of Sighting: San Jose, California

Description: At approximately 10:20 AM Sunday, Oct, 28th I noticed a moving white object against the clear blue morning sky as I sat on my patio enjoying cup of coffee. As I have seen objects in our skies before, I always scan the sky when I come out onto the patio as we have a clear blue sky, unobstructed by other buildings when looking to the northwest. This object seemed to be a glowing, metallic floating construct and it looked like no other form I've seen in the sky except maybe a hot-air balloon in that it seemed to have a bulbous balloon top and a 'basket' or smaller narrower form near the bottom, but all glowing metallic and solid. I realized it was gleaming and slowly moving along a clear path headed north over downtown San Jose, California. I can only guess it was 1000 feet high in the sky. I quickly grabbed my Canon Pro1 8 mega-pixel camera and began to relocate it against the blue sky. I sat down and tried to steady the camera, but could not see object through view finder so I just began shooting at the specific area. I knew from previous experience that even if I don't see it, it may still be there. I shot around 15 pictures and tried to capture it on video, but I can see nothing on the short clip. I then watched as it continued it's slow pace north of San Jose and then it disappeared. It just blinked out I suppose.

Note: I have requested the original unedited photo from the witness. This does not mean that I think that the photo was fabricated, but only that I would like to do further analysis. Given available information I am not sure what the witness observed and photographed. Any updates will be posted.