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Occurred : 2/1/2009 19:38 (Entered as : 02/01/09 19:38)
Reported: 2/1/2009 9:41:23 PM 21:41
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 seconds
Oakland, CA bright silver white light traveling north west downward toward the San Francisco Bay

I am a 55 year old female college professor.

I was sitting in my living room watching T.V. in front of the northern facing picture window when out of nowhere a bright moving light traveling through the sky caught my eye. No one else in my home witnessed the event - could not get to the window fast enough.

The sighting lasted approximately 3-4 seconds. The object was a bright silver white light traveling northwest downward toward the San Francisco Bay.

1st thought it was a private aircraft but then the light (large brilliant silver white, maybe 12 ft. in diameter from my vantage point) shone so brilliantly then instantaneously disappeared. It seemed to be a light in and of itself. Not a light coming from a separate source. Approximate height from ground--100ft. and approximately ¼ - ½ mile away. Also thought it could have been a falling star but too low to the ground.

The date and time of this sighting is Feb. 1, 2009 7:38 p.m. PST. Clear night sky and a little over a quarter moon.

There were aircraft flying much higher and farther away in the sky (very probably approaching or departing S.F. International or Oakland International airports).

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))