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Occurred : 1/1/1987 00:00 (Entered as : 1/1/1987 0:00)
Reported: 6/19/2013 5:11:47 AM 05:11
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Castro Valley, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:9-10 seconds
One single, beach ball sized .... "red ball"

Back in the beginning of 1987, a buddy of mine and I, had gotten off work at local movie theater.

Our shift ended at 11:00pm and since neither of us had eaten that day, we decided to go to a Jack In The Box, grab something to eat and then go for a ride in my old car. We left the theater in Hayward, Ca. somewhere around 11:10pm and drove 20 minutes or so to the Jack In The Box on Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley, Ca..

After leaving the drive-thru, we headed east on Castro Valley Blvd. and eventually came to Paloverde Rd., where we made a right turn.

Now, It's dark out there and there was always a rumor or two, floating around our high schools, that the Palomares Rd. area was haunted or something, as was Niles Canyon Rd. To tell the truth, we did go there to eat what we just bought, but also, we went to look for anything unusual, which we soon found. After making my right turn on Paloverde Rd., I spotted, just up ahead, the entrance to Palomares Rd., so pulled over to the right hand shoulder of the small road and parked, right where Palomares Rd. met Paloverde Rd; it was a lonely spot.

Just across from where we were parked, stood an old abandoned barn, with some old advertisements still painted across the back end of it, facing Paloverde Rd.

We started eating and within a few minutes, sometime around 12:00 am, a red ball, about the size of a large beach ball, came up Palomares Rd., heading north, entered on to Paloverde Rd. and stopped directly infront of my car and spun around in circles, in mid air. It made no noise at all and it was a solid red color. It didnt't flicker or shoot sparks or anything like that and again, it was about the size of a beach ball. The whole thing happened only a few seconds from start to finish; approximately 7 or 8 seconds at most, at which time it sped away, heading east up Paloverde Rd. towards Hwy 580 and out of sight.

We both saw it and have always talked about it whenever we run into each other. I should mention though, this was NOT the first time that I and others that I was around, had witnessed this same "red ball". One "red ball" flew through some trees one warm evening, back in the 80's, and zipped right through our Dodge Ball game, about eight of us kids witnessed it, this was in Hayward, Ca. The other time, I was sitting on top of my dads 1964 Chevy, thinking about some girl in class or something, when I saw a large "red ball," high up in the sky. It was following a DC-10 or somekind of large, jet passenger plane. It circled around it and flew from one side of the plane to the other; as if it were playing with it. I ran inside the house, to tell my parents about what I was seeing outside, when I spotted the nightly news on tv. The news person was mentioning that a large, "red ball" had been reported that evening, following and zipping around a large passenger plane and it was being called a "UFO," by whoever judges those situations.

This was also in Hayward, Ca.

I have no reason to lie. These events were real, all three happened at night, and all three events were witnessed by other people.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))