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Occurred : 10/25/2010 09:00 (Entered as : 10/25/10 9:00)
Reported: 10/25/2010 1:58:14 PM 13:58
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Yuba City, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:2 minutes
Cigar/Cylinder shaped object seen over Yuba City, California

Approximately at 9am I stepped outside to sit on my back porch when I noticed an object that was cigar shaped approaching from the North and heading south.

I walked out into the yard to get a better look at it. I could immediately tell it wasn't an airplane. It lacked the usual appearance of the commercial airline planes I see periodically; tail, wings, exhaust stream, markings of any kind, windows. It was a gleaming white yet translucent. Each end was "rounded" and the center was a different shade which made it look like it had a "band" around it. There was absolutely no sound coming from this craft. The weather was calm; no wind, blue skies, and a bright morning sun in the east.

Since I had been uploading vacation photos from my camera into my laptop that was on the kitchen table, I had my camera in an accessible location. I ran into the house and grabbed the camera which took less than 10 seconds.

Upon returning to the back yard, it was evident that this object was moving faster than any commercial airliner. I decided to put my camera on "consecutive" shooting but the craft was moving so fast and had changed it's course from a straight North to South path to an ascending southerly path and was gaining altitude with such speed that I was losing visual in a matter of seconds. It went from a size where it would have taken a nickel to cover the entire craft to a pinpoint.

I was only able to catch one pretty clear photo.

Within just a few minutes of seeing this craft, I heard multiple helicopters in the area but never got a visual on them.

My background is 20 years as an Insurance Agent and Mutual Fund Investment Adviser. I am currently retired.