|Occurred : 8/31/2013 21:15 (Entered as : 08/31/13 21:15)
Reported: 9/3/2013 11:49:49 AM 11:49
Location: Oakland, CA
|On a clear night, a large, bright light appeared, dove rapidly, then rapidly ascened, and left.
We were home in the Montclair section of Oakland on a clear night when this very, very bright light came toward us from the Golden Gate Bridge direction (heading East). It stopped over the area around Grand Ave. and Highway #580.
After about 10 seconds it made a very swift dive south easterly and disappeared behind the hill area above the Mormon Temple. After a few seconds (about 5 seconds) it came back up at the same speed that it had used to descend. This speed is maybe 3 to 5 times faster than an airplane's speed. It hovered a few more seconds and then left. There was no noise what so ever. The light was the same color as the landing lights we seen on planes every night. It did not blink or shut off.