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Occurred : 4/23/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 04/23/07 23:00)
Reported: 4/23/2007 8:43:20 AM 08:43
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:hours
hovering saucer\cigar shaped object, 4 white lights that changed stationary to sweeping over San Jose for HOURS

There was a cigar shaped aircraft hovering in the northeast sky. I noticed it about 11 pm while watching for a reported meteor shower expected. I noticed at first it was entremely bright. Then noticed that an obvious commercial aircraft seemed to be heading for it. The questioned unidentified aircraft "flashed" lights at the commercial aircraft and the commercial aircraft veered away to an entirely different direction of travel. I got out binoculars and looked closer at the unknown "light" in the sky and realized it was NOT something normal. It appeared to be cigar or saucer shaped with 4 very bright lights acroos. Occasionally the lights would dim to the point of being not visible to the naked eye. While observing thru the binoculars I observed that when this happened, the lights on the craft would change shape becoming shaped like a blackslash which grew more and more narrow, over a period of several seconds. Then the lights would open fully again becoming very very bright.

I watched this aircraft for approximately 2 1/2 hours. During this time NO airplanes whatsoever flew over, which is quite unusual because this is a normal regularly busy flight path for San Francisco airport as well as San Jose. The craft simply hovered there in place. There has NEVER been anything shaped even similarly in the sky, there is no way this could have been an airplace, helicopter, nothing commonly known.

I called my brother, who lives several miles closer to the approximate estimated spot the craft was hovering. He went outside and IMMEDIATELY spotted it and said, oh *hit, I think we are in trouble. He too observed the lights on it changing but described that as a "sweeping" function, as tho the craft were searching around it's perimiter, then would return to the simple hovering state.

I noticed my cell phone reception was very poor during this time - background noise, static, bleedover noise.

I made a point of observing for a long time, so that i would be certain this was not a product of my imagination or blurred vision or misinterpretation. IT WAS NOT.