This sighting took place when i was a child of 9½ years old.
It was the summer vacation for the school children.
We had been out of school for about 3 or 4 weeks.
School was always out by June 15th.
That would make the date about middle of July.
I was an outside kid.
No one could keep me inside, no matter how they tried.
I was out there building tree houses, or whatever I cold get wood & nails to build.
This day was most likely the week end, because my mom had sent me to the store.
I was on my way up the block, we lived in the military project.
When I noticed I was walking in the shade & it was a very hot day, for the bay area.
I looked, expecting to see rain clouds, but no clouds.
This puzzled me.
I stared straight up in the air.
Finally, I focused my eyes on something, that was way, way up there.
If I had to guess, I would say, at least 15,000'.
Now that I have flown, many times in a small airplane.
I could not believe what I was seeing.
Confused, I ran down the street, yelling:
What is that? What is that?
Nobody seemed to listen to me.
I couldn't figure out why.
Later when I thought about it, I would quickley, convince myself that no one would believe me.
What I saw, was almost the same thing that the movie Independence Day had in it.
Unbelievable, isnt it?
I almot fainted, when I saw that movie, brought back bad memories.
See, that is why I knew no one would believe me when I was a child.
You most likely don't believe me either, as an adult.
It was pewter/grey in color.
The clouds were rolling very fast & the edges would show here & there.
Until I had a complete picture of the complete size I always thought I was not supposed to talk about it, so i didnt.
I couldn't see any detail on it.
It had to be several miles across, as it covered the whole sky over Richmond.