|I have to admit to being a bit of a noob. I was caught flat-footed, and I made decisions that have me second-guessing myself.|
On Saturday 6/24/12 at around 5pm, I spotted something I can only call a UAP. I did have my cellphone on me, but because of the following circumstances, I didn't take any photos or video shots. I haven't posted this on NUFORC or anything. I don't know. I don't know what I saw, but I just feel it's likely a mundane phenomenon or object, but because of my vantage, I couldn't figure out what I was seeing. Details in red.
So I'm driving up the freeway on the way back to my place after entertaining my young son with a trip to the park and pizza. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and there was a baseball game at the stadium due north of me. Traffic was particularly snarled, more so than what is usual on a Saturday afternoon.
As the freeway slightly bends, offering me a different view of the skyline, I note something up above the horizon. Though it was still very bright out, and the object had a hazy dark look, my first thought was there was a blimp out. It was large-ish (or I assumed it was), too large for a plane or helicopter, but I couldn't look too clearly at it, as I was driving. Whenever traffic came to a stop, I would study it. It looked... well, like a blob. It wasn't at all distinct. And it undulated. It reminded me of a great big black horizontal flag spread out (or some other vast cloth surface), just waving slow and vast in the breeze. What I WANTED to do was to drive closer to it, to get out and take pictures of it. But I was driving my son to the ice cream parlor, and getting closer would have been a chore anyways with the state of the traffic.
Still, a big part of me wishes I had given in to pulling over on the side of the road and snapping a couple of cell phone pics and recording a little bit of it. I think in my heart, I was too self-conscious to do this, the one guy at the side of the road taking pictures of what may have turned out to be a prop plane pulling a long sky banner that said VOTE SANDUSKY or EAT AT JOES or whatever.
Unfortunately, the memory of it still niggles. An opportunity for a lesson was missed, and I'm left wondering what the heck I saw. I cruised the internet later that night and in the days since, looking for some bay area report of onlookers mistaking a plane/blimp/chopper for a UFO, but I have seen nothing.
Sigh. Just another hearsay testimonial.