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Occurred : 7/25/2001 20:30 (Entered as : 07/25/01 0830)
Reported: 7/27/2001 10:32
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:3 min
Dark gray object going straight up, changing shape as it went.

Was sitting on my deck which is on the second floor of my home. When something caught my eye. I said out loud what the heck is that. My first thought was it was baloons. I was looking to the NW. I grabed my biculors, the object was dark grey and very long. appr. 6" from top to bottom, and 1 1/2" wide. It was moving very slowely and going up in a spiral direction straight up. There was no marking on the object. When it would turn 1/2 way around, I could make out a red and green ball at top and middle of object. Then the object changed shape and looked like a plane banking and turning in a circle at which time it would go around once and turn back into the shape that is going straight up. I thought it was a group of balloons that were different sizes. You could only see the red and green baloons when it would turn completely half way around. It was still going straight up. it would make two turns and then change into a plane. After it had changed three times I lost sight of it as it went into the clouds. Very dark grey with no marking I could make out. It moved very slow, and moved straight up.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and found her to be quite credible. The apparent size of the object was somewhere between the "size of the sun and the size of a star." It almost certainly was not any type of conventional aircraft. The event occurred at 8:30 p.m.; we have amended the date here. PD))