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UFO in the San Francisco Bay? | VIDEO

UFO in the San Francisco Bay

     When the rest of the world is setting off firecrackers high in the sky, 69-year-old Eric Staller hopes to be wowing the crowd on the San Francisco Bay, dazzling onlookers in his wacky Bubbleboat, a converted farm silo set on aluminum platoons festooned with 600 twinkling lights.
By Lisa Fernandez
www.ktvu.com
6-29-17

“I always like to flash around Pier 39 and the Embarcadero,” Staller said in a recent interview. “I jfust like to see the looks on people’s faces, like ‘What is THAT?’’’

… Staller said he was paid $60,000 to create the fun piece, which he categorizes as one of his many “Urban UFO” projects. As part of the deal, he got to keep the Bubbleboat for the rest of his life.

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Navy Says No UFO



Navy Says No UFO

     SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A bright light streaking across the sky captured the attention of several Bay Area residents early Tuesday, but it was not a UFO.
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
2-14-17

The Navy issued a statement saying it was conducting missile tests off the California coast.

“Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flights at sea from an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range offthe coast of California,” the statement said. ”This morning, there were two missiles launched.”

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Bay Area UFO Sightings Investigated By the Air Force

Bay Area UFO Sightings Investigated By the Air Force

By Matthias Gafni
www.chicoer.com
2-16-15

     From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force recorded 12,618 UFO sightings and spent significant resources investigating each claim during an era rife with Cold War paranoia about enemies’ secret weapons. Here’s six doozies from the Bay Area:

San Mateo: Boy spots ‘flying saucer’

On the morning on Dec. 6, 1962, a young San Mateo teen looked up in the sky and reported seeing a “flying saucer,” about 100-feet in diameter, oval-shaped, soundless and red. In his handwritten letter to the Air Force

the 13-year-old boy recounted how he eyeballed the object traveling at between 100 mph to 2,000 mph. He included a drawing of the UFO, an oval with another concentric oval inside of it. The inner circle was labeled “elevated” while the large ring was “smooth.” He compared the drawing to the 1951 movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” where an alien lands and tells Earthlings they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

He concluded his report: “A lot of people think I’m batty but I don’t care because I really did see it. I think it came from Venus. I’m very interested in science too so I’m not a crackpot.” . . .

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Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies

Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies

By Brandon Mercer
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
2-2-15

     SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — What appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.

The space rock was actually the second fireball to light up Northern California skies Saturday — the first being the Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base that left an upper atmosphere trail of exhaust lit up by sun.

The American Meteor Society tracked 34 reports of the fireball, all coming in after noon from across the Bay Area, and even as far north as Eureka.

An observer from Lafayette tells the society, “This object was moving very fast at a very steep trajectory. It was intensely clear, and the colors were very obvious. Shiny chrome was definitely part of the ball, as if sunlight were reflecting off of it. . . .

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UFO over northern California leaves witnesses, experts perplexed

A UFO appeared in the skies above northern California in the early morning of Friday, September 12.

At least thirty witnesses in the bay area watched the strange object streak across the sky at approximately 6:00 a.m. Some describe the object as a white light, while others say it was orange. But the light was seen with “fog or smoke billowing out” behind it. Among the witnesses is a police officer from Sacramento.

Witness photo of the UFO over northern California. (Credit: Claycord.com)

Witness photo of the UFO over northern California. (Credit: Claycord.com)

KPIX, San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, spoke with Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences to ask him about the UFO. “Looking at the website of the American Meteor Society, it looks like there are several reports of a large bright object falling through the sky,” he explains. “It’s rather unusual in that this one had a rather large tail following behind it,” Quock points out.

The station also checked with Gerald McKeegan of the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. “We’re thinking maybe it was either a piece of space junk that has fallen out of orbit and into our atmosphere or it might have been some kind of a missile test launch,” he suggests. But when KPIX checked with Vandenberg Air Force Base, base representatives informed the station that there were no launches that morning.

One witness explained,

This morning when I was leaving for work, before I got into my car I noticed that there was some type of object in the air with a type of floodlight on, and white fog/smoke was billowing out of it – as if something was being sprayed into the air. I tried to take a photo with my iPhone but it didn’t come out . . . Could this be fogging for mosquitoes? I was a bit concerned because the object was clearly spraying some substance into the air . . . with the floodlight on. Then the light went off, and I couldn’t see or hear the sounds from a plane or anything, it was very strange.

But local daily news website Claycord.com explains that mosquito fogging in that area is done by truck, not by aircraft. Further, no mosquito fogging was planned for the day in question. Additionally, the fact that the UFO was seen by witnesses in other states including Nevada and Oregon rules out this possible explanation.

The strange object that streaked across the sky remains unidentified.

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UFO Over Northern California Leaves Witnesses, Experts Perplexed | VIDEO

UFO Over Northern California Leaves Witnesses, Experts Perplexed 9-13-14

By Jason McClellan
www.openminds.tv
9-15-14

     A UFO appeared in the skies above northern California in the early morning of Friday, September 12.

At least thirty witnesses in the bay area watched the strange object streak across the sky at approximately 6:00 a.m. Some describe the object as a white light, while others say it was orange. But the light was seen with “fog or smoke billowing out” behind it. Among the witnesses is a police officer from Sacramento. . . .

. . . The strange object that streaked across the sky remains unidentified. . . .

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Mystery Object in NorCal Sky | UFO NEWS – VIDEO

Mystery Object in NorCal Sky 9-12-14

Mysterious UFO Recorded Over Northern California Skies

By Riya Bhattacharjee
www.nbcbayarea.com
9-13-14

      The Chabot Space and Science Center says that a mysterious streak of light that lit up Bay Area skies early Friday morning may have been a meteor.

Bay Area residents – and even some in Southern California and Oregon – reported seeing the phenomena, but nobody could figure out what it was.

Comet? White glow? Strange streak in the sky? Bright orange light? Aliens? UFO? – the rumors kept flying in.

Chabot Space Center astronomer Ben Burress told NBC Bay Area that there were a total of three events Thursday and Friday where people reported seeing something in the sky. Two of the events occurred Thursday at 9 and 11 p.m. and Friday’s event occurred around 6 a.m., Burress said. . . .

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