|Occurred : 10/27/2017 14:00 (Entered as : 10/27/17 14:00)
Reported: 2/1/2018 10:51:56 AM 10:51
Location: San Diego, CA
|I saw a small round stationary object appearing to be high altitude change locations, grow in brightness, dim, and disappear.
I sighted an unidentified moving object from the shore of Ocean Beach San Diego California at about 2 pm October 27 2017. Duration of sighting was between 5 and 10 minutes.
On this day the weather was very hot and dry as Santa Ana weather condition gave way to clear unlimited visibility and a cloudless bright blue sky. I was laying on my back on the sandy beach so naturally I was looking skyward. My feet were pointed straight to the surf so my body was aligned northwesterly looking out to sea. The sun was about 40 degrees to my left.
As I watched an airliner pass by at mid altitude (approx. 10,000 feet) I noticed it pass by a small white spot in the sky. The spot was roundish, stationary, and had the washed out white color the moon has on a sunny day. This led me to think I was looking at Venus or some other celestial object though I was skeptical as I have never seen any celestial object in the bright day sky other than the moon.
For the next several minutes I stared at the spot for a short while and then looked away for a moment and looked back up again still puzzled at what I was looking at. After looking away, relocating it took a few moments as the small spot was difficult to see against the bright blue sky so I pointed straight at it so I could better relocate it. From a perpendicular skyward view I pointed about 20 degrees to my right and about 20 degrees forward.
Again I looked away for a short while and looked back up to relocate the spot, but I did not see it. I pointed my finger in the direction I had just pointed a moment ago but the spot was gone. I scanned the sky for a few seconds and I relocated the spot. The spot had moved about 15 degrees to my left and was stationary. Now my attention was peaked. I could rule out Venus or any other celestial object. I stared intently at the spot for about 10 or 15 seconds when suddenly it appeared to move very slightly in a circular motion. The movement was hard to tell against the bright blue sky so I extended and steadied my left hand and finger to try and gauge movement. In the next few seconds I confirmed the spot was moving slightly in a circular motion, grew in brightness, then dimmed and vanished. End of story.
As an observer of credibility I want to note that I am a middle aged adult with fine far vision (no glasses). I had sunglasses and viewed the object with and without my sun glasses. I was not under the influence of any drug, alcohol, or medication. Since childhood I have been an avid sky watcher. I am sure what I saw that day was not of this Earth.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date above is approximate. PD))