On the above date in Carmichael (a suburb of Sacramento), California, John [last name withheld] was preparing to go to his gym class and decided to warm up in a local park. After a short run, he felt too much pain and decided to lie down for a while. Directly overhead (i. e., 90° above the horizon), John could see a “star-like” object traveling west to east at an extreme altitude (what he referred to as the “maximum height” of a commercial aircraft). John’s statement indicates that he “attempted to talk to it” apparently in hopes that it would respond in some way. Shortly thereafter, the object suddenly descended, falling like a leaf, thousands of feet to treetop level. John claims that it then fluttered, vibrated, pulsated and wobbled while hovering. It was the color and size of a silver/chrome basketball, sometimes appearing to be solid, other times transparent. It made no sound and left no emissions.
After observing the orb for between five to eight minutes, the object ascended thousands of feet to its original altitude and continued on its original path eastward.