Reported: 2003-07-23 14:57 Pacific
Duration: 10 mins
No of observers: 1
Location: Orinda, CA, USA
Circular object with v-shaped notch, hovering in daylight
The object was hovering over the Orinda BART station, much like a hawk using thermals to stay aloft. It was round and flat with a v-shaped notch at one point on the circumference. The bottom was black and the top (which was exposed as it turned slowly like a plate balanced on a stick) reflected the sun with a bright metallic sheen. As I watched, it slowly moved higher and farther away towards the southeast. It seemed to be no more than 1 or 2 feet in diameter.
((FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION WITH WITNESS
Dear Mr. Davenport:
I'm sorry to say that I'm the only witness I'm aware of. I was watching the object from the side of Camino Pablo (the road which runs under the BART station) about 1500 feet from the station. While I gave some thought to stopping a car driving by and asking them to take a look, I did not do so, since they were going about 45 mph. Unfortunately, at 11 AM there aren't many people waiting on the BART platform, and I think that the overhang might have shielded them from seeing the object.
Next time (assuming it isn't 48 more years until I see one again) I will definitely bring my digital camera !
Witness describes self as having considerable technical background.
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