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Occurred : 6/1/1979 18:00 (Entered as : 1979 1800-2200)
Reported: 12/7/1997 02:47
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Alameda, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:three minutes
This is a very delayed report: While stationed at the Alameda Naval air station in California. It was I believe early in 1979 when their was much publicity concerning the NASA "Sky Lab". Much information was being given out via the media concerning the sky lab and it decaying orbit. It was being reported to the public by several radio and TV stations that sometime with a few days skylab would eventually fall to earth. I recall overhearing this on a late news segment. The broadcast also indicated that it would possible to observe the sky lab as it passed overhead. They news gave a general direction in which to look and a general time also. My now ex-wife and a friend went outside to attempt to watch for the ill fated sky lab. It was a very clear and calm night. There was no wind or other noises to speak of. We were watching the sky for about 20 seconds when from the northwest moved right overhead was a giagantic object. So large it covered the entire sky above us. The object was very dark possible either black (or it seemed to not reflect light). or opague. It had some very small dim white light placed in random order around its hull. It was completely silent. We heard no engine noise or any other noise for that matter. The object rotated approx 90% as it "hovered" slowly. it then moved off over the hoizon. As the object moved off we then observed the "sky lab" pass overhead. Which resembled a regular satalite as it passed