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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/2019 23:00 (Entered as : 08/15/19 11:00)
Reported: 8/16/2019 9:39:23 PM 21:39
Posted: 8/23/2019
Location: Tiburon, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Purple orange cylinder over Richardson Bay

54 year old father driving with his four year old son south along Tiburon boulevard saw a bright red and orange cigar shaped object pass silently approximately 80 feet over his car. The object looked to be about 24 feet long and 3 feet wide and was glowing violet or purple along its shaft and was brighter red-orange at the end, which appeared to be slightly wider than the rest of the cylinder. The object moved in a straight diagonal path from the Tiburon peninsula at approximately the Hilarita neighborhood at the level of the Saint Hilary School directly over Richardson Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.

As the object passed over the 2016 Kia Sorento SUV, the satellite radio cut off for a second, the dashboard lights flickered and the motor lost acceleration.

The father kept watching the object as long as possible but lost sight of the object over Richardson Bay. He then proceeded to drive south along Tiburon Boulevard through downtown to the end of the peninsula between Tiburon and Angel Island where he looked for the object but saw nothing. He waited at the parking lot across from the Caprice Restaurant for approximately three minutes watching the bridge lights of the Golden Gate Bridge with his young son while the car remained idling and parked with the the car windows down.

Suddenly, there was an extremely strong downdraft of wind that moved the trees in different directions as well as a loud whooshing sound. The father immediately closed the car windows and drove out of the lot, returning toward Tiburon downtown. At this point, he realized the entire town was now dark and later learned that a blackout had occurred across most of the county that lasted more than an hour.