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UFO Sighting Report


October, 2005


San Francisco Airport, California, United States


High flying object over the airport around 3:15 PM on a clear day. No visable wings and no vapor trail

Date Reported:

11/7/2005 1:16:34 AM

Sighting Time: 

3:15 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



close to a minute

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Light colored aircraft....white or perhaps silver No recognizable wings

Size of Object(s)

the aircraft was high enough that my smallest finger on my outstretched hand would hide it.....definitely at a very high altitude

Description of Area / Surroundings

Directly over SFO

Full Description & Details

I work at SFO as as an equipment service employee. I work with and around airplanes all day and am also an avid airplane buff.

Shortly after pushing out a 757-300 airacraft bound for Hawaii, I was walking across the ramp back to operations when I looked east and noticed an AWA A320 do a "miss-approach" and was doing a fly-by.

At a busy airport with close runways, it is not unusual to see a miss-appoach....perhaps there was another aircraft not clear of the run-way or prehaps the pilot had set incorrectly for the runway. Regardless, for whatever reason, I looked up at the AWA A-320 while it flew over. As it flew overhead though, I noticed a moving aircraft far above the A-320 proceeding in a SW direction. It was nearly directly above me on a clear day, but I could not see a set of wings nor did this aircraft emit a vapor trail behind it. This unusual aircraft was doing a steady straight course across the sky, at looked like the speed of a typical high flying airliner.......but I continued to examine it and still could see any wings or vapor trail! I can always see one item or the other but this time neither! My distance vision is still very good.

By a strange coinincidence, a following AA MD-80 also did a miss-approach and excecuted it's own flyover.

I've been watching aircraft in the sky since I was a child and know military and commercial aircraft, and this episode had me asking questions to myself.....what was I seeing?

I still don't know. ( Several other employees also began looking in the sky when they noticed my attention to this object. Maybe there is a good story for this but this is the first time that I really don't know what an object in the sky was.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

perhaps a weather balloon or a satellite at the edge of the atmosphere

Witness Background

ESE for NWA for 16 years

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I have been watching and studying aircraft for nearly 40 years, I don't have a knee-jerk reponse to see UFO.....I am always looking to the sky and I still haven't seen one

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

We at ATC, and they reported no problems



Your Location: 

California, USA



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