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Occurred : 10/15/1985 00:00 (Entered as : 10/15/85 0:00)
Reported: 4/9/2011 7:01:44 AM 07:01
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: San Ramon, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 mins
In 1985 I saw a silver saucer directly over my house in California.

In October of 1985 I lived in a ranch style house in San Ramon, California, and I was looking out my front window when I saw something appear over the lip of the roof above me. It was moving forward very slowly. I ran out onto the front lawn and there was a round saucer directly above my house, about 50 feet in the air. It was silver metallic and made no sound at all. I ran back into the house and got my son who was 8 at the time. We stood on the front lawn and watched in amazement as it silently passed over us and moved towards the strip mall across the street.

It was large, about the size of my house. Because of the strip mall and surrounding street lights we could see it very clearly. It had a dome on the top and from the side we were on we counted twelve square blue lights so I figured there must have been 24 around the entire dome. They would all go off and one by one come back on again. At first I thought the lights might have been windows because of their shape but I tried to see inside and couldn’t see anything and then they went off which is when I realized they were lights.

We stood there watching until it disappeared behind the strip mall which took about 5 minutes since it was only moving as fast as a person could walk. I wish I had the sense to grab my camera and take pictures but it never occurred to me to do that because I was really in shock at seeing a UFO at all, especially up close. The funny thing was we weren’t afraid of it, just in awe.

Immediately after seeing it I called my husband who was away on a business trip in San Diego and told him and I also told one friend but never reported it or told anyone else because I thought they would say I was crazy. My son is 33 now and we still talk about it. I tell everyone now and don’t care if they believe me.

I did read in the paper over the next few days that it was also seen later that night by one police officer on his beat, another police officer standing on his deck, and by a lady who was up feeding her newborn and saw it out her apartment window hovering over the bay. I have looked online for those articles but haven’t been able to find them.