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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/19/2001 09:11 (Entered as : 12/19/2001 09:11)
Reported: 12/19/2001 1:40:49 PM 13:40
Posted: 1/11/2002
Location: Newark, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 15 min
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
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.