Occurred: 2007-02-16 02:15:00 Local
Location: Half-Moon Bay (off shore; cruise ship), CA, USA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2015-01-31 18:39:22 Pacific
Posted: 2015-02-06 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

8 pale bluish spheres seen hovering just above the water off Half-Moon Bay. 2 disappeared into the water.

Friday, 16 February, 2007, at 02:15 A.M., returning to San Francisco from a cruise of the Mexican Riviera on the Dawn Princess. We were located off the California coast, cruising at a fast speed (20-22 knots, the Captain had said that night), and reached the Golden Gate at 06:00 that morning.

I was coughing up a storm at ~2 A.M., and my husband went to find a hot lemonade. I was awake anyway, so I pulled back the curtains and stood in the window to watch the ship’s churning water – mesmerizing! After about 5 minutes, three softly glowing objects came into view – three uniform, nearly spherical objects, evenly spaced in a line parallel to the ship’s hull and hovering just above the water surface. Based on the appearance of dolphins from the window, and of people seen standing on piers, I’d say that these spheres were somewhat larger – maybe 12-15’ high. Perfectly smooth, and with a pale bluish-white glow. They appeared to stay in one place while the ship moved past them. They were hovering, but didn’t disturb the water below them. Just as they went out of my sight, the left one (toward the bow) splashed down into the water and disappeared.

Of course I hadn’t thought to tear myself away from the window to get the cell phone or camera (both in the safe, and of doubtful use through a window at night…). And, of course, three more glowing spheres, hovering in a straight line along the edge of the wake, came past the window ~2 minutes later! ~4-5 minutes after that, two more spheres were seen, but farther away from the ship. The first and second groups had been located just where the ship’s wake or foam line ends. The last group was about twice as far away. The “bow-ward” of these last two also dropped down into the water and disappeared. I was still standing at the window, in amazement, when my husband came back with lemon tea. I told him about the spheres, and we watched for awhile, but no more sightings.

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