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Occurred : 7/22/2003 11:00 (Entered as : 07/22/03 11:00)
Reported: 7/23/2003 2:57:55 PM 14:57
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Orinda, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 mins
Circular object with v-shaped notch, hovering in daylight

The object was hovering over the Orinda BART station, much like a hawk using thermals to stay aloft. It was round and flat with a v-shaped notch at one point on the circumference. The bottom was black and the top (which was exposed as it turned slowly like a plate balanced on a stick) reflected the sun with a bright metallic sheen. As I watched, it slowly moved higher and farther away towards the southeast. It seemed to be no more than 1 or 2 feet in diameter.

((FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION WITH WITNESS))

Dear Mr. Davenport:

I'm sorry to say that I'm the only witness I'm aware of. I was watching the object from the side of Camino Pablo (the road which runs under the BART station) about 1500 feet from the station. While I gave some thought to stopping a car driving by and asking them to take a look, I did not do so, since they were going about 45 mph. Unfortunately, at 11 AM there aren't many people waiting on the BART platform, and I think that the overhang might have shielded them from seeing the object.

Next time (assuming it isn't 48 more years until I see one again) I will definitely bring my digital camera !

((name deleted))

((END))


((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as having considerable technical background.