|Occurred : 10/16/2016 02:16 (Entered as : 10/16/16 2:16)
Reported: 10/16/2016 3:36:28 PM 15:36
Location: Encinitas, CA
|On October 16, 2016, shortly after 2 pm, I was laying on my back looking straight up into a partly clouded blue sky. High, lacy static cirrus clouds, and some scattered low coastal marine layer puffy cloud, drifting easterly.
Observed a deep, deep pure black dot moving southeast to northwest, above sparse coastal clouds and below very high cirrus layer. Black dot moved swiftly and silently. I have never seen an object of ANY altitude that displayed a deep black image. It seemed to move not in a straight line but displayed an imperfect line of travel (setting itself apart from high altitude aircraft or Earth orbiting objects). Observation lasted maybe 5 to 7 seconds. Difficult to estimate size of object due to altitude. But off the cuff, would speculate it was maybe 10 to 30 meters in diameter.