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Occurred : 6/30/2005 17:35 (Entered as : 06/30/2005 17:35)
Reported: 7/19/2005 7:03:56 PM 19:03
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 min
Black disk shaped object motionless observing airport free falls and wobbles back up and vanishes.

Thursday 6/30/05 at around 5:35 pm, I was walking toward my car in the parking lot at work when I saw what looked to me like a round black object standing motionless high in the sky south east above the San Jose airport. I was looking up at an angle 135-140 degrees, considering straight up to be 180 degrees. To give an estimate of the size of the object in view, it would compare to that of holding up a cherry seed between ones thumb and forefinger at arms length. Now I can not begin to calculate its true size not knowing how high and the miles away the object was from where I stood. A moderate breeze was blowing toward the east. I assumed it could be a large weather balloon. Then after what seemed like a minute had passed, this round black object suddenly rotated revealing a disk or saucer shape. Within seconds of this new transformation, I began to notice a bright white flash every couple of seconds or so but randomly and not consistant. Then it began to free fall downward but in a way resembling a leaf falling from off a tree limb. Twice I saw the bottom part, round and circular, tilt toward my direction so that I could see a faint orange glow or gold aura , even looked like it was sparkling somewhat . The object descended straight downward about a hand length. Then it hovered about 3 seconds before shooting upward like that of watching a bumble bee in flight. By this time I pretty much ruled out the notion of it being a large balloon. I heard a roar of a jet plane taking off from the San Jose Airport but could not see the plane until it got to a certain height heading northwest in my general direction. The large jet aircraft came into view as it ascended upward. I could now compare this unidentified object to the jet plane. The object was indeed considerably farther up and toward the south east than I had previously thought. The large commercial jet plane as it went overhead just slightly to the east of my position was the length of my thumbnail at arms length. After the Jet plane was nearly out of sight toward the northwest, this black disk shaped object currently hovering high up in the sky south east of the airport took off so rapidy that it vanished in just two seconds. I continued looking and then the object or another disk object reappeared out of no where for three seconds and then it vanished in thin air and did not reappear. I don't know what I just witnessed for nearly 2 minutes, but it is certainly a mystery to me that I am anxious for it to be solved!

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))