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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1978 03:00 (Entered as : 9/1978 3:00 p.m)
Reported: 10/4/2000 07:53
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 minutes

I was about 11 or 12 years old and I remember still to this day what occured around September, 1978, I am not sure of the exact date. I was home sick with a cold and not in school. My brother stayed home as well, because he too did not feel well. My mother is a housewife, so she was taking care of us. It was around 3:00 p.m. which is when school lets out my older brother was coming home from school. I knew that he would be coming home soon. My brother played the violin so I knew that he would be carrying his violin case with him. For some reason around 3:10 to 3:15 p.m. I had an urge to want to go out the front door. So I opened the door and I did! I began to run down the stairs, my brother followed me out and my mother ran after me to get me back into the house. At that exact time I saw my older brother coming around the corner of the Street. He was looking up into the sky and walking really fast. I noticed that he seemed nervous looking into the sky ever so many seconds. I later looked up into the sky and noticed that what he was starting at was a large & I mean large object that was bright red and a perfect circle. My mother stoped pulling on my shirt at that time because I noticed that she noticed it too, and so did my brother. The object had to be the half size of a house, thats how large it was in the sky. The bright red object moved as if it was following my brother and my brother at that time started running to the house. I noticed that then the object came closer and then it just hoovered in a stationary position for about 10 to 12 seconds and then the object took off in a matter of 2 to 3 seconds and it was gone. The one main thing that caught my attention about this object was that their was no sound, not when it stayed in stationary position and not when it took off. It was a beautiful bright red, but it didn't blind you. I saw no patterns of any kind to on the red object to see if it had any form of a design. Later that evening it came out on channel 7 news and it was ! seen in the entire city of San Francisco. But they dismissed the object to be a red air balloon. I may have been 11 and my brother 13 and my older brother 16 and my mother about 49 years old, but I could tell you this the government might want to fool the people, this was no red air balloon. I have seen lots of red air balloons, and not one of them ever looked like the object that I saw in the sky. Did any one ever see this object, I wanted to find an article that came out in the news paper, but I cannot seem to find one. If you have this article of the object that was seen around 1977 to 1978, please email me at: ((e-address deleted))

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