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Occurred : 12/24/2011 04:40 (Entered as : 122411 04:40)
Reported: 12/24/2011 5:58:58 AM 05:58
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: San Leandro, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:30 sec
A quiet, dark and large floating arc moving from south to north towards downtown Oakland at 4:40 a.m.

I have a hot tub in my back yard and mostly use it very early in the morning between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. - this morning (Saturday) I went out and as usual, I stare up into the sky hoping to see satellites go by (I usually see on or two) but this morning what I saw was dark against the sky, you could hardly see it but it was very large. At first I thought it might be a hang-glider or a big kite. It seemed to be a swept back arc with a darker front edge just floating north above Oakland towards Lake Merrit. No lights, not fast moving.. balloon? Giant Condor? I could not of course tell how high it was, but I got the feeling it was a couple of thousand feet up. Anything less would not explain the size of the thing.