January 1st 2005

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date: 01/01/05 5:00-5:30 AM PST

Date: January 1, 2005 Time: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Approach Direction: My Back was at the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge so whatever direction that is or I should say they came in from the right. Departure_Direction: Facing same way, to my left

Witness Direction: Away from Bay, not sure which way that is, I guess East?

Description: Having a smoke w/ my girl when about 7 really odd shaped Balloon shaped things came moving in from my right, coming down from the head was a thick streamer like thing. So yeah and it was 5 hours after New Years and I saw some Balloons, Big Whoppie. Then about 5 more followed close behind, so as much as they were totally freaking me out and were certainly odd shaped balloons at least I could rationalize them, then it got weird.

As they were moving across my view a much smaller white light moving much faster and at not such a high altitude came what I guess I could call chasing them across the sky, this I can't rationalize. It came out of nowhere and at the height it was at it there was no way it was a plane, also they all made no sound. If it was a plane it would have woken up the entire neighborhood.....as they moved to my left they went behind a tree. I slid to the side of the tree and saw them come out on the other side and continue off until they disappeared in the distance. Total time elapsed about 15 seconds. I'm wondering if they were balloons why were they not rising upward?

I'm also wondering if they were balloons why the was a big white light chasing them. If it wasn't for the light I never would have said anything but there really is no rational explanation for all this, unless you consider UFO sightings rational....on top of all this my girl saw everything I saw and was just as freaked out.

Color/Shape: Balloon men were a brownish color against a sky that was either a coming blue color b/c the morning was coming or against clouds that looked black....it rained off and on the whole weekend (mostly on) but at this particular moment it was not raining and the clouds were a lot darker than the sky...

Height & Speed: Tough for me to Judge stuff like that....a 1000 feet? Maybe 1500? It wasn't very far away and we were at the top of one of San Francisco hills

TV/Radio/Press: Haven't seen anything about it....I did look.

Follow-up Information from Brian Vike:

Q. - Describe the weather. Was it sunny? Overcast? Raining? A clear night? Full moon?

A. - Had been raining off and on all weekend. At the time it was scattered clouds. Do to the time of day the sky was dark but slightly lightening so it sort of set a deep, deep blue background......the clouds were essentially black......I have no idea about the moon but I think it was full around the 24th of December so it must not have been full.

Q. - In what part of the sky was the UFO located? North, South, East, West? On the horizon or straight overhead or somewhere in between?

A. - I talked to my cousin who lives there and he confirmed I was looking south. So it came in from the West and went off to the East.......I was on a very high hill.......but there were buildings around (no more than 3 or 4 stories).....They came in somewhere b/w the horizon and overhead......I guess slighty more overhead....

Q. - Describe the appearance of the UFOs: shape, size, distance, color, texture. Draw a picture of it if possible and email it to me.

A. - The pack of 12 very might have been some odd shaped balloons.......but they had really strange thick tails.....so circular heads w/ long "S" shaped tails......the tails were probably 40% as thick as the circular heads........the thing that freaked me out was the light.......it was bright and yellowish/white.....about 1/3 the size of the balloon head and bright........moving much faster and slightly lower.....it never stopped moving and did not shoot anything or anything like that.......nor did it zig zag or have any trails coming off it.....

Q. - Describe the area in which you made the sighting. Is it near an airport? An Air Force Base? A military or research installation of any kind?

A. - None that I am aware of. In fact I doubt it.

Q. - Did you happen to witness any aircraft in the area at the time of the sighting ?

A. - None

Q. - Did you observe any flashing lights on any of the lights ?

A. - No

Q. - Also, did you have a wide field of view when watching the objects ? Or was there obstacles blocking to line of sight ?

A. - Pretty wide.....towards the end there was a tree to my immediate left....when they went behind that I moved and was able to see them go off into the distance until they disappeared. I had a direct view of them for a good 10-15 seconds.....

Q. - Did you see a trail or tail following behind any of them, or anything dripping from the objects ?

A. - No

Q. - When you noticed the white object, and you mentioned that it appeared to be chasing the others, why did you get this impression ? Did the other objects change direction, or moved erratically as the white object approached ?

A. - No. See Above, the reason I say chasing was b/c we were already fixated on the balloon type things and wondering what the heck was going on. Then from the west came the light moving much faster and seemingly chasing them....that's just the way it appeared, it was also flying lower than the other things. I don't know, it was just really odd.

Thank you for your help, and please add anything else you can think of. But again very important to get your girlfriends report as well. I do not give out anyone's personal information to anyone so this stays here with me.

All right....well Girlie promised she would tell you if I took out the Xmas tree and cleaned the TV room, those tasks are completed so she will tell you what she saw. I can guarantee it will be very similar but understand the importance off all input.

You said there were others that saw things. I hope to read their accounts on your site (HBBC UFO Research site - John @ UFOINFO). Later Dude. My girl will respond to you using her email, or the link below I guess.

Information below obtained by Brian Vike and provided by the girlfriend of the witness.

San Francisco, California Seven Umbrella Shaped Objects

Date: January 1, 2005
Time: 5:00 a.m.

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 7

Shape of objects: Umbrella shaped (balloon like)

Full Description of event/sighting: Looked up into the sky. It was above some buildings on top of Telegraph Hill & Lombard Street. South of the bay (where Alcatraz is).

They came from the West and moved along the top of the buildings in the sky. The sky was dark and light at the same time. The clouds seem dark black with white surrounding them and were moving in large clusters, scattered throughout the sky. The 7 objects were moving in a cluster. Several more above the rest. Sort of like a flock of birds, all moving at the exact same speed. They did not increase or decrease their speed as they moved from the West to the East. It couldn't have been more than 15 seconds and then they were gone.

They were all bright objects, followed by a stream of light. I remember less and less everyday.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up reports.]


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