June 9th 2004

Oakland CA - Cylindrical UFO

Date: June 9, 2004
Time: 4:30 p.m.

I read the article concerning the cylindrical UFO posted on rense.com (http://www.rense.com/general53/cyl.htm) on June 10. And I suppose it is possible that I saw something similar in eastern sky from Oakland CA around 4:30 p.m. on the previous day - June 9. It wasn't much of a sighting - didn't feel it was worth reporting until I caught the video on rense the next day. It was roughly 4:30 p.m. when I saw it. I was standing outside at the carwash in my Oakland neighborhood and waiting for the attendants to finish drying my car when a very bright light in the distant, eastern sky caught my eye. The object appeared to me as a very bright, white speck of light roughly the same size or perhaps a bit larger than the planet Venus. In fact, I would have taken it for a daylight Venus if it were not so impossibly bright and I hadn't seen it move - first left and then to right - ever so slightly before returning to a stationary position. There was a fairly brisk wind blowing that da! y. And the windy condition made it difficult for me to imagine that the stationary object that I was looking at was a balloon - though I coincide it is possible. Small thin clouds were crossing the sky that afternoon. And I was waiting for one cloud, which had obscured the object, to clear away when my car became available. I have alway wanted to see a UFO. So rather than wait for the cloud to pass and continue watching a speck of light from the carwash, I chose to drive home and fetch my binoculars (I live a few blocks from the carwash). And though I got home and had retrieved my binoculars before the cloud had passed, I never caught sight of the object again. A balloon? Maybe. But so much for Venus. There is no way I could have lost track of something so bright and clearly visible. I warned you. It's not much of sighting. However, it did appear in the sky in the general direction of Sonora (over 100 miles east of Oakland) at 4:30pm; however, sadly, one day previous to the sighting posted to rense. Not a perfect correlation, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. I don't expect you to post such an insignificant report to your website.

Thank you to the person for this report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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