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Occurred : 12/10/1997 01:30 (Entered as : 12/10/1997 1:30)
Reported: 7/19/2004 4:09:42 AM 04:09
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 seconds
I was looking at the night sky and noticed a few stars dissapear then reappear. At first I thought it was a little strange and almost as soon as I finished the thought I noticed a black shape (Triangular) moving through the sky. The sky was clear of clouds that night so that is why I didn't see this object at first, plus the fact that the object seemed to make no noise. At first I wasn't really comprehending what I was seeing. As soon as I realized what it was I froze. I wanted to go get one of my other family members but for some reason I was unable to do anything more then to stare at it as it fly slowly overhead at about 700 to 1,000 ft. The strangest thing about the object was that it was moving so slowly. If I had to guess the object's speed, I'd say it was moving at about 50 to 75 mph(North to South). It was so black that if I hadn't noticed the stars dissapearing and reappearing then I probably would of never of noticed it. One more thing. This might sound stupid but the object appeared to have a circular window on the bottom side of it with light coming out of it.I didn't observe any type of activity in the window(if that was in fact a window and that was the bottom side of the object).Maybe it was a light on the bottom but it didn't seem to be.Until that night I never really believed if unexplained flying objects and while my knowledge may be limited in the area of terrestial flying objects I am sure that what I witnessed that night was an object that I can't explained and my thoughts sometimes go back to that night. I also believe that I witnessed see the same object one more time in march of 1998 after I returned to my home in Long Beach, Ca that event was so fast that it lasted less then 10 seconds. I caught a glimpse of it between some buildings when an object passed between the moon and me casting a shadow on me.I looked up because I didn't hear the helicopter that the police use flying over hear and there it was again.I have never seen the object again. I also cannot explain why I froze in place the first time I saw the object.All my senses were screaming at me to go get someone but I just stood there in utter amazment and shock. Go figure.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))