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Occurred : 10/1/1996 17:00 (Entered as : 10/1/1996 17:00)
Reported: 7/9/2008 7:55:51 PM 19:55
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Cupertino, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 mins
Metalic ball floating motionless in high winds over San Jose, CA.

I was driving down the interstate between San Jose, CA and Cupertino, CA on a day that looked like it was going to storm and there were very high winds. I looked at the sky because the clouds were so menacing and saw a stationary spherical object staying motionless about 1000 feet up in the sky as if were on a tether, but it was much too windy for that. The object reminded me of an old World War II floating mine--a metal ball with "sticks" protruding out from it. It was defenitely metallic, and was so shocking to see that I pulled off the freeway and watched it for about 10 minutes trying to figure out what it was. It eventually moved away and up into the clouds fairly slowly until I could no longer see it.

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

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))