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Occurred : 9/1/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 09/01/99 21:30 pm)
Reported: 9/2/1999 04:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Marinwood (northern part of San Rafael), CA
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:7 seconds
Standing on the back deck of my friend's house, facing east, we observed 3 objects to the north/northeast moving in a perfectly straight, horizontal direction, to the east/southeast. They were not airplanes. They had no flashing lights. They were a white, cloudy color--round/oval in shape, with long comet-like tails. They were close to each other and moving in perfect unison. We observed their movement for approximately 7 seconds, before they "disappeared into thin air!"

I am an amateur astronomer who has stargazed in the past from this location (the back deck of my best friends house in Marin Country). She lives on a hill with a fabulous view all the way to the East Bay. We went out to the deck around 9:15 p.m. after I commented on "what a beautiful and clear night it was!" My friend turned out the patio lights and indoor lights near the deck so we could better observe the stars. It took about 15 minutes before my eyes adjusted to the darkness. I was standing, facing east when something caught my eye up in the sky to the northeast. I saw what looked like 3 moving clouds--I stared very closely and quickly observed that these WERE NOT CLOUDS. They were moving objects that I could not identify or had ever seen before in my life. I turned to my friend and asked her "do you see what I see over there?" She looked where I pointed in the sky and immediately replied "YES YES--I see them too!" We could NOT believe our eyes! Thank God we were together when we observed these objects! We watched in silence until they disappeared from view. Then we took turns describing to each other what we had just seen, and found that our sightings had been identical. We both saw 3 white, cloudy, round/oval shaped objects with long, comet-type tails. We both remarked at their "exact synchronized movement" travleling in the same direction. My friend and I are "best friends" and we both are psychic people, especially with each other. We thought it was incredible that this was our first ever UFO sighting, andthat we had been together when we witnessed it! We continued to scan the sky for several minutes but did not see them again. I did see airplanes in the area both before and after the sighting. I'm certain that the time was around 9:30 p.m. because when we went indoors to check the time, it was 9:35 p.m. On my drive home to Sonoma, I listened to Art Bell's "Coast to Coast" Radio show. By coincidence (or synchronicity?), he had Peter Davenport on the air! They had received several calls from people on the west coast reporting mysterious sightings. One caller was from Novato, CA -- which is just a few minutes/miles from where my friend lives! I called the show and was surprised that I got on the air--where I gave Art a summary of my sighting! I would like to emphasize that I stargaze almost every night--from different locations. I know a star from a planet from a meteor, comet, etc. I am also very familiar with the flight paths of aircraft in these locations. THIS WAS NO AIRPLANE! THERE WERE NO FLASHING LIGHTS! NO SOUND! Their "tails" were long and came to a point. A "tadpole" is the closest description I can give you of its overall shape.