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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/19/1988 20:30 (Entered as : 11/19/88 20:30)
Reported: 7/19/2003 7:40:28 PM 19:40
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 60 min. approx.
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Figure-eights or infinity symbolism ?

I was looking south from near the intersection Evelyn Ave. and Fair Oaks Ave. and saw bright lights about three or four times the size of a star making figure-eight movements parallel to the ground. My estimate is about 2000 to 2500 ft. altitude.

It took me a few minutes to figure out how many craft there were. One would make a figure-eight and have a trail of light behind it briefly, while the other craft would do the same but at 90' to it. So that it looked like a four petaled flower, about 2-3 miles from end to end. The two craft would come very close and almost hit each other at the center point. The duration for one cycle was 4-5 sec.

ANOTHER two craft doing the same thing about 4-5 miles away over Mt. View.

Total of 4 ships making BIG figure eights. As I say each group of two at 90' to each other. The loops or light trails were oriented on North, South, East, West directions.

After about 35-40 min. I said out loud "is that all you've got"? 5-10 sec. later a red light detached itself and made an erratic path away and down before fading out. A white light did the same a few seconds later. I was getting bored and went inside. As an experiment I turned on my stereo to check for RF interference. Scanned the dial, some intermitant noisy static on 104.5 FM. My AM was not hooked up to the antenna at that time. I got a phone call from a friend. I thought it was to tell about me about the lights, but she hadnt seen them. I told her go outside and look in the sky. A few minutes later she comes back to tell me, it's "search lights". They were not search lights, there was NO beam up into the sky and they were moving far too fast. It is hard to credit your senses that you are seeing what you are seeing when looking at ufo's.

About 15 min. later I went back outside and noticed that one of the "flowers", (two ships) are gone and only the Sunnyvale two remains. Then I heard bam bam bam bam bam bam, six pops. Gunfire from behind me (north), real close. Somebody shooting at them! I thought "thats stupid", their too high.

Just then a ship comes from the area of the gunfire sounds. It was about 100 ft. away from me (east). Moving about 25 mph. It cleared the power lines by 10 ft. So however tall the high tension lines are, add 10 ft. It was dark but I got the impression it looked like a "top", (Ya know, the childs toy?) it had a light on the top and the bottom. One was red, one was white. I dont remember which color light was where. Probably the size of a car or truck, not very big. It leisurely made its way south-west towards Wolfe Ave. There are other details of this sighting and later events I'll leave out.

While all this was going on I counted 16-18 aircraft in the sky. Apparently the miltary and whoever else was watching too. Pretty spectacular. But I never heard a word from the TV news or radio or people talking, anywhere. Not even a report on THIS website by anybody. During this time frame, 1988-91 I saw a lot of ufo's.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. We believe that conventional aircraft, or perhaps advertising lights of some sort, would be the first possibility to be ruled out during an investigation of the sighting. Sunnyvale is where Moffett Field is located, which is a major U. S. government research center, so perhaps the event was the result of some type of work or display conducted there. If this had been a genuine UFO-related event, we suspect that hundreds of reports would have been generated, and the incident would be well known among present-dayUFO investigators. However, I have never heard of the incident before this report. We would welcome other reports, if others were witness to the incident. PD))