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Occurred : 8/1/1976 21:00 (Entered as : 08/01/1976 21:00)
Reported: 5/13/2004 12:15:43 AM 00:15
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:1 hour
Hovering Saucer over South San Jose in the August Evening

It was on a warm night. My dad came home about 9PM on his Honda 200. When he got off his bike in the back yard where our garage was. He noticed a glare on his visor. He looked up and there it was a craft approx 200feet across. About 60-100 feet up, it was just hovering there inching its way south towards highway 17, which, is now I-880. We lived on Norton Avenue, which is off of 1st Street near Avery Honda. 1st goes onto Stevens Creek Blvd. The craft was heading southward. No sound...just the light breeze of the evening blowing the 50-foot tree in our back yard. My dad yelled at us we heard him because we were in the living room and were waiting for him to come in since we heard his bike pull up. We went outside on the covered back porch. Dad told us "look up" I did My God! There it was this large circular craft burn marks on the edges, a bright whitish center extended from the bottom of the craft it was 30ft in diameter with multi colored lights surrounding it. These lights were an integral part of the extended bright white circle on the bottom. They formed the raised edge around the center bright white circle. We watched in awe as the craft slowly inched southward not even thinking to grab our Polaroid one step. The neighbor pulled up and stepped out of his car looked over at us and then looked up. I think it was the only time I heard him cuss. My dad went over to him on our side of the fence and asked do you see that? He looked at my dad and said, "I see nothing at all!" and then resumed looking up. As the craft moved southward me and my brother climbed up onto of the garage and watched it head southward. I could see the saucer shape the center of the craft was tall and spherical forming a half circle about half the diameter of the whole craft. The edge of this sphere shape slowly tapered to the outer edge of the craft where the bottom and top of the craft came together. The whole craft was symmetrical in design a circular saucer shaped craft. There were not sharp edges except the out! er edge and the protruding bottom white lit circle with multi colored edge. No lighting was visible from the top of the craft. My mom finally figured out about 20 minutes after the craft was out of sight to call the air force. Within 30 minutes there were an uncountable amount of aircraft in the air above south San Jose. I still wonder today if anyone else watched what I did that night. I will never forget it as long as I live!