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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/2011 16:59 (Entered as : 05/01/11 16:59)
Reported: 5/1/2011 9:55:49 PM 21:55
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:12 min
white/red orb (photos taken)

Witnessed object from front door window. Going approx. east to west, started 80 deg from horizon. I saw object as a bright star at first, it then changed to a red star, then to a black sphere in the span of about 15 seconds. I have witnessed this object multiple times in the past, so i was prepared and grabbed my camera from my desk. Just seconds later i was outside my front door with the camera, at this point it was almost directly above me. Again it appered as a white star but changed red, then a few more times from white to red, but not always a complete change sometimes only half way. I do take pictures as it slowly floats over my house. I go to my backyard to get a better view and it now apperars much higher/smaller and is now just a white dot in the sky, and it is now almost stationary. I observe it for another 10 min, then it slowly faded away, i tried to take more pics but was largely unsuccessful. It is very difficult to see with the naked eye! so its twice as hard to get on my cameras view finder (cannon 10x optical zoom digital camera). I do my best and snap pictures anyways most of the time i see this thing, most dont come out and the ones that do usually just show a white or red dot in the sky. Needless to say disappointing, however this time two of the pictures came out with some good detail if zoomed in. When i witnessed the object i didnt see the detail that shows in the picture. I think its because the pictures were shot when the object was changing colors, and in real time it happens almost instantly and the change is self is not really visible.

p.s. I just found out as i was typing this report that Usama bin laden is dead at the hand of US forces. An interesting day for sure