|Occurred : 9/30/1999 17:30 (Entered as : 9/30/99 5:30 pm)
Reported: 10/15/1999 21:02
Location: San Jose, CA
|I SAW A WHITE OBJECT AT A VERY HIGH ALTITUDE NEXT TO A 747 FLYING SOUTH ,I THOUGHT THE AIRCRAFT IS GOING TO COLLIDE WITH THE OBJECT BUT TO MY SURPRISE THE OBJECT MOVED SUDDENLY TO THE WEST AND STOPPED.
I WAS SITTING OUTSIDE MY GARAGE HAVING A CUP OF TEA AFTER I CAME FROM WORK .I WAS WATCHING AIRPLANES IN THE SKY WHEN I NOTICED A WHITE OBJECT MOVING AT A HIGH ALTITUDE.IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY CALIFORNIA DAY.FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A SATELITE BUT IT WAS CHANGING DIRECTION.A 747 WAS FLYING TO THE NORTH AND BY COMPARISON THE OBJECT WAS HIGHER. I WATCHED IT FOR 5 MINUTES AND THEN I LOST TRACK OF IT .AFTER 5 MORE MINUTES I WATCHED ANOTHER 747 HEADING SOUTH AT ABOUT 30000 OR 40000 FT WHEN I NOTICED THE SAME OBJECT FLYING IN FRONT OF THE 747 AIRWAY .I THOUGTH THE 747 IS GOING TO CRASH WITH THAT OBJECT WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE OBJECT MOVED TO THE WEST QUICKLY AND STOPPED .IT WAS THE MOST STRANGE THING I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE.
((NUFORC Note: Under ordinary conditions, if the smaller object had not been seen to stop, we would address the possibility that the two aircraft might have been a refueling operation, with the smaller aircraft being a fighter. However, fighter a/c do not stop.)