The state of California reports as many UFO sightings as any other state, and is known for some classic cases. Be sure to read The Battle of Los Angeles, California Pilot has Sighting, and UFO Crash & Retrieval at Needles, California. Now to our reports.
Sphere-shaped UFO over Orangevale - 06-05-12
Large white glowing object traveling vertically then disappears under an airplane.
I live in Orangevale, and in nights previous to this night I have noticed helicopters and planes flying in a rectangular form always being three at a time.
My wife and I also noticed objects that appear to be stars but move about the sky too fast and take angles that no conventional or military aircraft could.
Most of the time they vanish. Think that's odd? It pales in comparison to what we saw the other night.
Naturally I was looking in the night sky on 6-5-08 enjoying a smoke when I noticed a plane in the sky right overhead. I gazed at it and thought it was odd when suddenly all the animals started going crazy, I could not hear the plane which I thought was odd being how close it was; approximately 200 yds. away.
Out from the top side off the tree shot out a white spherical-shaped object that was really white but didn't light up the area, it was strange.
It was only about 50 yds. in the air and about 50 - 80 yds. away. It traveled north to south vertically across the sky and it was huge.
The size could be compared to a marker from where I was and it also left a streak behind it. Whoever was in this plane had to have seen this also.
The light or object seemed to disappear when it started traveling under the area of the plane. I would love to know if anyone else saw this in or near Orangevale. If I see anything else odd I will post it on this site.
San Francisco - 06-08-12
A solid, white object seen over S. F. Bay in high atmosphere, momentarily stationary.
My friend and I had just gotten out of a local museum, and were lying in the grass in Union Square (downtown San Francisco) from about 4- 5:15 PM soaking up some sun.
As we were lying there chatting, I noticed what I first thought were balloons (or a balloon) directly up in the sky close to the position of the moon.
After watching it for about five minutes wondering what it was, I determined that it wasn't moving around like balloons might on a windy day at high altitude (it's been fairly windy in S.F. these past few weeks).
It was also too close to be a star or planet. I finally pointed it out to my friend, and he also suggested it was a balloon.
As we continued chatting, the object slowly began to pick up velocity drifting towards the horizon (towards the south), away from the position of the moon.
After about 10 minutes of drifting, the object appeared to look like a hyphen (it looked like a ball before), and I pointed this out to my friend. Eventually we lost track of the object, and kept on with our conversation.
A few minutes later, I again looked back up towards the moon, and the object (or another object) reappeared to the location where we saw the first object.
I again pointed it out to my friend, and we both thought it was odd that earlier it had slowly drifted towards the south, and was now instantly right back where it started. We left shortly after, not thinking too much about the whole thing.
The reason why I am posting this is because this morning on the news there was a short segment on an object that was observed (by whom I don't know) Sunday afternoon over San Francisco Bay, and the news clip featured a video of the same object that we had seen. The segment didn't say much about what the object was, just that the F.A.A. had taken notice.