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Hayward California Sighting Taped

From: Brian Vike - HBCC UFO <hbccufo.nul>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 23:36:57 -0800
Fwd Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 07:42:48 -0500
Subject: Hayward California Sighting Taped

Hayward, California

Date:  June 13, 2002
Time:  9:15 p.m.
Email report:

HBCC UFO Research followed up by placing a phone call to the witness.
Video footage taken of the event.

Witnesses Email Report below...

On June 13, 2002 I video-taped a round dark object in the sky,
my kids had noticed as we sat in our hot tub just after 9:00
p.m. The object sat motionless until I started filming. Then it
darted in and out of clouds, also back and forth as I tried to
follow it. This was a very scary experience for my kids. I live
in Hayward, Ca. and noticed on your website another sighting in
the area. I've never witnessed anything of this shape or speed
in my life. I just want to get a professional opinion from
someone else. Any ideas?

Telephone follow up below:

I had a pleasant conversation with the witness on the telephone.
He described in detail what he and two other family members has
witnessed on June 13, 2002. The man said it was something he had
never saw before and was stunned at what they were observing.
The fellow explained that on the night of the sighting he and
the family were spending an evening in the hot tub and his
daughter was playing a game, who could spot the most airplanes
flying over head. The gentleman said that it is an active area
due to two airports which are fairly close by. The Oakland and
the Hayward airports.

It was the daughter who first spotted the object and said "there
is a plane". The man's son looked and said he didn't believe it
was a plane. The son asked his father to look at the object in
the night sky. When he looked up to see what the kids were
looking at he saw a black spot which was just sitting stationary
in the sky just below the cloud cover. They all could see the
clouds moving but the dark object stayed in the same spot, not
moving. They all wondered what could this be as it certainly
looked unusual and it sat in the one position for approximately
one minute and again it was not moving. Some quick thinking on
the Dad's part  ... had him running  into their home and
grabbing  a video camera which was sitting on the kitchen table.
He ran back outside with it. He had borrowed it from a close
friend a couple of days prior to this sighting to take some
footage of everyday things. Also not being really familiar with
the camera he was trying his best to catch what he could of the

As he lined the camera up on the object, it started to move very
quickly. It would duck into the cloud cover then pop back out.
 It continued doing this a couple of times but always remaining
in the original area, not moving any distance from where they
first noticed it. It was night and  I wondered how they were
able to see a dark object against a blackened sky. The witness
said, even though it was dark out you were able to see a
whiteness of the clouds and the dark object which sat below
them. So it was the lightened backdrop which enabled the family
to see the darkened craft.

At one point the object moved into a darker cloud and as
everyone watched it  .... the cloud started swirling around and
seemed to pull more of the surrounding cloud into the swirling
motion. As it was doing this the cloud was growing darker. Again
the object poked out from the cloud just slightly and moved back
in again and this is when they all witnessed a strobing light
coming from inside the cloud cover with the cloud starting to
move closer in the direction of the family until it stopped and
pretty much straight away moved back to it's original place. The
total length of this sighting was approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
The fellow said all the time they spent outside that evening
they had not seen any other aircraft in the area.

The man called the Hayward airport to make an enquiry about what
they saw. The folks at the airport told him there were no
flights going out that night. The witness felt that was rather
unusual in itself. He thought maybe because the weather
conditions were not that good and socked in very badly, that
this may be the reason why no flights left that evening.

A still picture was made and blown up from the footage at one of
the local universities. The Astronomy Department of the
University and others checked the photograph out and saw that
there was an object in the photo but no one could  figure out
what it was. So again the witness was left with no answers to
this puzzling sighting.

The fellow told me after the sighting was over,  they all went
into the house as it certainly was a bit frightening to see such
a strange sight. He told me he just paced around the home and
wasn't at all sure what he was going to tell everyone about what
they had seen and videotaped that night.

Many thanks to this family for the wonderful report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Home - Phone 250 845 2189
email: hbccufo.nul
Website: http://www.hbccufo.com

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