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Occurred : 11/17/2004 09:20 (Entered as : 11/17/2004 09:20)
Reported: 11/18/2004 6:14:38 PM 18:14
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Salinas, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
Round white object near Salinas freeway

As we were driving south on Hwy.101, we spotted a round, white object in the sky over some one story commercial buildings alongside the freeway at the Boronda Rd. exit off to our right. It quickly seemed to move off horizontally in a westerly direction, as we drove southbound away from it. It looked like it may have been about 500 - 1000 ft. high and about a mile or so distant from our position. It's possible it could have been a helium balloon, but it looked round and seemed to travel quite quickly, despite the apparent lack of wind. I lost sight of it as we continued driving further away. I looked at my watch and noted the time and also the location of where we were at so that I could report it.