NUFORC UFO Sighting 20857

Occurred: 2001-12-19 09:11 Local
Reported: 2001-12-19 13:40 Pacific
Duration: 15 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Newark, CA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Bright remoted object at same location; brightness changed several times

Observation was made from a car moving south. Object appeared four times, at approximately same location. Angular horizontal position: Sun position + 2-3 degrees clockwise. Angular vertical position: approx. 1/2 of Sun vertical angular position.

Brightness was similar to Venus brightness on evening sky; however, it was in a daylight. It was slightly cloudy, but it did not seem that object dissapeared when clouds covered it: object was very bright. Every appearance lasted about 10 sec. Then brightness went down gradually and object got invisible on a cloudy background. It was unclear what shape it has. Though, it did not seem as just bright star, it had certain size. 3 or 4 commercial airplanes were in this area at this time; 3 jetfighters (I saw inversion traces) fahr south.

Posted 2002-01-11

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