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Occurred : 11/19/2001 02:30 (Entered as : 11/19/01 02:30)
Reported: 11/19/2001 11:45:21 PM 23:45
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 secs
Wedge shaped UFO spotted over San Diego, CA 11/19/01

I was up late at home, and went outside to smoke a cigarette. The night was very clear, and I looked up at the night sky to see if there would be any remnants of the previous evening's Leonid meteor shower. After about 5 minutes (@2:30 am) my eye caught a motion in the northern sky (about 70 degrees), and I saw an object or group of objects traveling directly south. At first I thought it was a group of birds flying very close in a wedge or v-shaped formation, but as I stared, I'm certain that I could see a single solid wedge shape, with what appeared to be large grey bumps (possibly the same color as the object, but as if they were reflecting ambient city light). I estimate there were 5 to 6 bumps on the object. I watched quite closely to see if the object passed between my sight and any stars in the sky, and it appeared to "blank" out a few stars as it passed. In very quick order, I first thought they were birds; when I suspected a single wedge object, what came to mind was a stealth-type bomber (B2 or F-117A). The object appeared to be cruising at approx 500 - 1000 ft, and I suspect the "wingspan" was 100 - 150 feet. I can't estimate how fast it was traveling. It took a straight course from north to south, and I believe it passed in and out of my vision within less than 10 seconds. As I watched, I crossed further into the yard to clear the trees, and watched as the object simply faded from sight into the night sky, never changing course. I was struck by how completely silent the object was, and the night was very quiet (not unusually quiet; traffic could be heard in the distance, bird was heard afterward). If it weren't for the extreme quiet and lack of any engine glow or lighting, I would simply suspect it to be a craft from Miramar AFB (and I still think it may be). But I listened very carefully for at least a minute afterward for any type of sound, and heard nothing. I watched for another 10 minutes and scanned the sky for any other activity, saw nothing, and returned into the house. During and af! ter, I w as very calm, but a bit excited by the sight of something I had not seen before, and could not explain.