Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date
|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/1/2010 15:30 (Entered as : 7/1/2010 15:30)
Reported: 7/5/2010 9:38:28 AM 09:38
Location: South San Jose, CA
Duration: 5-7 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color
|High Altitude Object - in San Jose CA July 1st 2010 small whte dot w/red and silver
My friend was at our townhouse complex hot tub the previous day and said he'd seen something really strange. He was looking up in the sky and noticed several sea gulls flying in circles.
Then he noticed a small white dot in the sky that looked like a gull but that was way higher in the sky. He watched it for awhile and it didn't move. It just hovered maybe 50-60,000 feet for awhile and then just dissapeared. I thought he was just seeing things or that it was a plane.
The next day, I go to the pool with him and he shows me where he was looking in the sky and I was giving him a hard time laughing about the possibility that he saw a UFO when I notice there are a bunch of gulls flying around again. As I'm looking at the birds, I notice this little white dot VERY high in the sky, definitely higher than commercial aircraft fly in the area. It was so high it was really hard to tell what it was. It wasn't moving at all which was creepy.. It was just sitting there.
I ran back to the house to grab my camear and binoculars. When I came back, the thing had moved a little to the east. I was able to see it in the binoculars but it was still super far away. I could make out white, silver and a small glint of red. I tried to zoom in with my camera and take a pic but when I switched from the binoculars to the camera I lost the object in the sky and couldn't find it again. It totally dissapeared or just got so small on the horizon I couldn't see it anymore.
I'm totally baffled. I somewhat believe in UFO's but I'm wondering if this was more like a government craft, the space station or some other explination but we're researched and the space station was nowhere near this area of the sky that day and there were no other reports of this sighting, except for a very similar post in San Jose July 2009 on this site. Same description.. I'm still spooked and want to know if anyone else saw this?