|Occurred : 4/24/2000 18:08 (Entered as : 04/24/00 18:08)
Reported: 4/24/2000 19:48
Location: San Jose (approx. 15 miles east of), CA
|A bright, shiny, metallic-object, seen from commercial passenger aircraft.
I and another witness (seated behind me) were travelling northbound on Southwest Airlines flight #770 from Burbank, Calif. to Oakland International (Calif.) Upon descent, near San Jose, California, at an approximate altitude of 5-8,000ft., we witnessed a bright, metallic spherical object travelling south in the opposite direction of our airliner, approx. 7 o'clock low seen from the port side of our aircraft. Speed is hard to guess, we saw it for only about 2 seconds, just enough for our brains to realize there WERE NO WINGS. I would guess our airliner to be travelling at 2-300 mph, the sphere probably 3-400mph in the opposite direction. I wished I had stayed to ask the pilot if he had seen it, I was almost afraid to. Now I see why these things are never reported to the media, who would listen? (and I AM the media!)