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Occurred : 7/9/2010 13:00 (Entered as : 07/09/10 13:00)
Reported: 7/21/2010 7:55:32 PM 19:55
Posted: 7/28/2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:15 MIN

Report #1 As recorded from >52 yr. old female, yard maintenance worker, lives in Oakland and one other person see other report #2 "On 7/9/2010 between 1:00 & 1:30 PM in the Oakland hills on Grandview Dr in the hiller highland area Above the Claremont hotel (see map) I saw a long ,brown ,straight , u. f. o. moving over Oakland ca. Heading west towards the bay. By the time I got my camera out it was in front of the sun. it was climbing in altitude and slowly turning north. It was moving about as fast as a blimp but it was as big as two and a half commercial jets end to end. Or from my eye view about 2" long. it seem to be about 12000 feet up.

Report #2 Last Friday, July 9th at around 1pm, I witnessed an aircraft hovering in the sky for a few minutes while speaking with Evva. I thought it was hovering at a height much higher than consistent with commercial airliners landing or having just taken to the sky.

I was standing at 1390 Grand View Drive in Berkeley and it seemed like the aircraft was directly above us. The color of the aircraft was dark brown or black and shaped like a perfect cylinder, with neither any tapering at either end or anything resembling the wings of an airplane. The end of the aircraft looked like the color chrome, but that may have been the sunlight glinting off of it. Based on the altitude I estimate the aircraft was hovering at, it seemed like it's size was much larger than a commercial aircraft.

After a few minutes, the aircraft reoriented itself from an original position consistent with the hull of an airplane flying horizontally to one flying vertically, while still holding almost the exact same position in the sky. I then departed and did not see the aircraft any further.