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Occurred : 7/22/2001 17:30 (Entered as : 07/22/2001 17:30)
Reported: 2/25/2005 2:17:08 PM 14:17
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 minutes
Orbs appearing in increasing infrared light from setting sun.

I was working out at my gym in San Francisco. I believe it was a Sunday afternoon.

I was in between sets weight lifting sets and I staring out the window. As I looked up, I noticed saw a small airplane (propeller) crossing the sky. I was facing south west and the sun was going behind some buildings. It was a clear day. Few clouds.

As I was watching the small plane fly over (it was headed NW), I noticed what looked like one of those small mylar balloons pass between my view and the low flying plane. I got up from my weight machine and walked over to the window to get a better look. What was strange was that it was difficult to focus in on. They seemed out of focus to me. I could see that there was something there but I had a hard time keeping my eye on it. But I kept staring at it expecting it to move with whatever way the wind was blowing. But it didn't move in any particular direction. It simply seemed to float around a very small area in the sky. I don't think one of those silver mylar baloons would do that. They would probably float away. But this "orb" did not.

I thought it was reflecting light but I think it was somewhat "bright". Here is the weird part. Once I got used to looking at it, all of a sudden other orbs "popped" out at me. They all seemed to be floating around each other. They didn't cross paths or move over each other, but they did seem to waver around a bit. They were all shiny and somewhat "bright".

I've since thought about it and realized that the setting sun might have had something to do with why they "popped" out into my view. I think increased infrared light from the lowering sun has something to do with being able to "see" them.

I've since seen the Mexico City ufo video footage and realized that my orbs look just like those UFOs.

I don't need to be contacted by an investigator but if you want to call please feel free to do that.

Unfortunately I didn't have a camera on me while I was working out. However, I now keep a camera cellphone on me, just in case.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))