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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/16/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 01/16/02 19:30)
Reported: 1/26/2002 8:10:58 PM 20:10
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
Stationary, bright white light blinking smaller, colored lights in eastern sky.

Very bright light in eastern sky, not in line with the planets, which were very visible that night, but to the north of them. The object was stationary during the 20 minutes I was walking home. Light was much larger than any of the planets and was predominately bright white. It also appeared to be blinking smaller, colored lights: orange, blue, yellow, in a regular, rhythmic pattern. Appeared to be high altitude, much higher than aircraft going to and from Oakland and SFO, and also much brighter than lights coming from these aircraft.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness may have been looking at Jupiter, which is very bright currently, and would be in the eastern sky at the time indicated. PD))