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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/14/1997 19:55 (Entered as : 11/14/97 1955)
Reported: 11/16/1997 23:14
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 minutes
Summary : Saw hovering craft above SF Bay Area above Oakland Coliseum area. Craft was saucer like from what we could see. The top was unlit and dark so it was hard to tell what the top looked like. The bottom part of the craft was bowl shaped with many lights like flood lamps. They were evenly spaced and looked' like there were hundreds of them. The craft was not a blimp because it was hovering motionless for a few minutes then rose about 100 feet very quickly within seconds. It also dropped very rapidly in a straight vertical plane. It was not affected by wind and stayed motionless in the same location for several minutes there were two such craft and a number of other craft circling in the area.

I am a scientist and work for ((Name deleted))r Corporation as a Project Manager. My wife ((Name deleted)) and her two sons ((Name deleted)) 12 years old,((Name deleted)) 9 years old, and my son ((name deleted)) 3 years old were all present in the car as we drove south on highway 580 toward San Jose to pick up my other son ((Name deleted)) 12 years old.