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Occurred : 5/30/2001 15:00 (Entered as : 05/30/01 15:00)
Reported: 5/31/2001 10:49
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Sacramento, CA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:2-3 minutes
Shiny cylindrical shaped object seen over Sacramento California

While enroute to the theater to see a movie on May 30th, 2001, at 3:00 ppm in the afternoon.My wife and I noticed what I believed to be a commercial jet aircraft. The sky was clear and we were traveling in a westward direction. The object was at about the "11:00" position in a south west direction from our position. Because of my interest and background in Ufology I tend to pay a little more attention to things in the sky then the average individual. I naturally assumed this was a plane ascending from the Sacramento airporrt, and was at such an angle that I could not see it's wings. As we drove for a few blocks the object seemed to hang in the air, which again I assumed that we didn't notice it's movement because "we" were moving. At that point we made a left turn, proceeding south and the object was now directly in front of us at about the 11:00 position.Being that we had traveled a good distance I and were a a different angle to the object, we should have seen the wings at that point. Having no reference point, I'm going to guess the size of this thing as that of a commercial aircraft as that' what I thought it was in the first place. It was a very shiny metalic and all one color, and cylindrical in shape. Well now as one might imagine, I became very excited, and pulled over to get a good look at this thing. When I did so, my vision was obstructed from some trees, so I got out of the vehicle and walked to the other side of the trees until I had that portion of the sky back in my field of view. The object was gone. Based on the rate of speed this object was traveling, and the length of time we had it in our field of view, if it was a conventional aircraft, we should have still been able to see it. So in conclusion this object was only out of our sight for a few seconds, and would have had to move at an incredible speed to be out of our field of view. I look forward to any news of other witnesses.