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Occurred : 1/7/2012 14:20 (Entered as : 01/07/12 14:20)
Reported: 1/7/2012 7:28:30 AM 07:28
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Omiya (Japan),
Shape: Sphere
Duration:One minute
Two brothers witness 10 to 15 spherical objects traveling southeast toward Tokyo.

My brother and I were on a train platform at Omiya station, in Saitama prefecture, Japan, approximately 23 kilometers (14 miles) northwest of Tokyo. It was an exceptionally clear day. The temperature was 8 degrees Celsius, and the wind was from the North at 5 m / s (according to the Yahoo Japan weather service website).

We were looking toward the East, at an 8 X 17 meter advertising structure on top of a 6-floor building across the street from the station (approximately 65 meters from where we were at on the platform, according to Google Earth). The structure was empty except for a banner calling for would-be advertisers, detailing its dimensions.

We were discussing the size of the structure when from behind it there appeared several small, spherical objects traveling in a southeasterly direction.

It is difficult to say from how far behind the structure the objects appeared, but if I were to hazard a guess, I would say between 50 and 100 meters. The objects “appeared” to be about the size of basketballs. If this would be the case, then we were seeing the objects from about 100 meters to 165 meters away.

The objects were silver, were of a uniform size, and were easy to see against the bright blue sky. They were not in any discernible formation. We watched at least ten to fifteen appear randomly from behind the advertising structure traveling in the same direction and at the same speed.

There was no sound associated with the objects.

The objects did not “gyrate” or move about as one sees when watching balloons carried on the wind. They did not rise or fall, but stayed in the same position relative to each other and all traveled at the same, continuous altitude (some above the others, but at the same relative altitude), and in the same direction.

We watched the objects for approximately one minute, until they got too far away to see.

There were few people on the platform at the time, and no one other than my brother and I seemed to notice them.

My brother and I are teachers and have lived in Japan for 15 years.