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Occurred : 8/3/2013 23:30 (Entered as : 8/3/13 23:30)
Reported: 8/4/2013 10:56:36 AM 10:56
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 minutes
Orange red fireball seen 4 times above San Jose, Ca. 8/3/13

8/4/13-- I was sitting in my back yard last night with 2 friends discussing a upcoming vacation. It was about 11:30pm pst. I was facing directly East, and was looking up at the stars ( because normally you can't see them...). It was slightly cloudy, kind of hazy out and in the mid 60's. The eastern sky was the only area of the sky that had visible stars. At some point around 11:30ish I noticed a bright orangish red ball flying above the the hills, right above Mt. Hamilton. I stared at it for almost a minute before I knew for sure that what I was looking at was something I could not understand. It looked like a ball of light and it moved like an airplane at first. I then pointed it out to my 2 friends, and let them know that I had been staring at this and can't figure it out. They immediately thought it was an airplane, due to the size and speed. But then it seemed to stop in mid air, not to mention it wasn't really moving in a straight ! line. So then we thought it was a helicopter. This also was disproved by the size and speed. I would say it was the size of a 3-4 bedroom house or slightly bigger. So it moved toward us, and seemed pretty low, but then moved away, then North, then back to the West, back North again before it looked to be moving away from us upward! When it moved it was either really slow or extremely fast. It shot up into space and disappeared within about 10 seconds! This ball thing also seemed to be changing color from red to orange, and I think I could see the colors moving all around the ball. At a certain point I could see light radiating from the ball in all directions. It looked like seeing a red light through a wet window, or like how a bright star looks in the distance. This lasted at least 2 minutes. I was then walking around my yard going through every possible explanation, and one of my friends was also doing this. The 3rd friend was in denial and kept maki! ng up excuses as to what it was, but non of them made sense a! nd I cou ld disprove all of them. After a few minutes we sat back down and attempted to restart our conversation. I however couldn't stop staring East. Then, after about 2-3 minutes from the last occurrence, I saw it again! Except this time I saw it immediately, as it rose above the East hills. I started yelling for everyone to look at it, and scared them because it made me jump up. This time we all 3 saw it from start to finish. The weird thing was that it took what seemed to be the same path as the 1st fire balls we saw. A lot of discussion went on during this second one, and all possible explanations were thrown out the door. It was official, what we were seeing defied all logic based on our knowledge and the available technology. It was gone again, after it shot off into space, and we were all left staring up into the eastern sky wondering what the f@*k just happened. Once again after a few minutes I spotted it again in almost the same spot. The 3rd time we! were very big eyed and quiet just observing and inside freaking out. After the 3rd occurrence I went inside the house and told my girlfriend to wake up and put her jacket on. I had to have another witness, and someone to explain to me what was going on. She came outside and we all told her what we saw. By this time we were all climbing things to get a higher view, and she thought we were nuts! But just my luck it happened one last time. The 4th time we saw it, it seemed to get closer to us before it shot off into the horizon. Also, during the whole thing all of us saw several shooting stars each. All of also can't remember ever seeing more than one shooting star ever in our lives, from San Jose that is. I got my 6ft. ladder out to get a better view, thinking it would happen again. What I saw over the top of my very tall fence, on the very tops of the hills, was some odd lights. It looked like street lights but all the way on the top of the hills. I've ! lived here 32 years, and I consider myself a very observant p! erson.

I've never in my life seen lights on top of these hills. I pointed them out to everyone and mentioned they were not normally there. Everyone thought they were lights from someone's house on the mountain, but I knew there are no homes there. No more strange balls of fire showed up so we went and sat back down. About 5 minutes later, I got up and climbed up my ladder again. When I looked to the top of the mountains, the lights we saw were gone! Also, today with the sun up I used my binoculars to get a good view of that area, and there is nothing there... I don't know what we saw. But it wasn't an airplane, helicopter, remotely operated device, wasn't a meteor, missile, rocket, weather balloon, and took off into space. WTF?