|Occurred : 5/25/2014 12:00 (Entered as : 05/25/14 12:00)
Reported: 5/26/2014 8:48:09 AM 08:48
Location: San Francisco, CA
|Small sphere observed over San Francisco Bay
My wife and I were on a ferry heading from Larkspur, CA, to San Francisco, CA, on the way to the SF Giants game. We were nearing the Bay Bridge, in the water between Treasure Island and the Ferry Building.
I noticed a commercial aircraft flying high overhead, heading south. Near that plane I saw what at first appeared to be a smaller plane in the distance, but near the same trajectory of the commercial airline. I thought it seemed a little close.
The smaller object appeared to be white in color with a non-descript shape. The commercial plane continued on it's path, and the small object was observed to be higher up and not moving in a direction.
I pointed the object out to my wife and she also observed it. At that point, I began to question what it was I was seeing.
The object then seemed to be moving very slowly, across the bay (west to east), all the while the ferry was moving south under the bridge and so the precise motion of the object was difficult to dete! rmine. However, as we continued to watch the object, it seemed to be extremely high up and more overhead (I had to crane my neck in order to continue observing it). The object appeared to be shinny, round; a sphere.
It was small in size, being so high up. It was not moving position that I could tell, not on a trajectory across the sky. It seemed to be staying directly over the bay. I continued to observe the object for about 15-20 minutes. I tried to take photos of it but it was too far away for our 200MM lens to capture it. The sky was completely clear, bright blue, no clouds, sunshine.
The object eventually just seemed to disappear, and I could not find it in the sky.