Single saucer shaped object in sky, just before sunset. Strange energy field emitted, making it difficult to see clearly.Date: 10/27/2002 Time: 17:00 Weather Conditions: Clear late afternoon, no breeze Temperature: 60-65º F Location: Lower East Side of Santa Barbara, CA Number of Witnesses: 3 Description of Event: Three of us were taking a break from work on a Sunday evening outside of our software development company. I noticed something reflecting in the sky that hadn't moved in the last 30 seconds. I have spotted many satellites in our skies but this was different, due to the intensity of the reflection and the time of day. It was 30 + minutes from sunset, the time that satellites are spotted in our skies. Also, unlike satellites, it was oscillating between reflections, as if it were spinning. This struck me as strange and highly unusual for skies. Something else of note is that we had all just commented on how much "activity" was in the sky. Not vehicular, but almost as if the sky were alight with an energy that was beyond the usual intensity. It had almost a vibration to it.I called to my co-workers to have a look. It took a moment for them to spot it and once they did, they too commented on the strangeness of its pattern. I had a pair of 20x binoculars in the car so I grabbed them. I fixed on a stable surface and peered into the bright blue sky. What I say was the unexpected. It was a disc angled in such a way as I could see the bottom as well as a good deal of the top. To best describe it, it looks very much like the typical "UFO" that has been depicted many times, by many people. The Disk had a slight warble to it and it stayed in a fixed position. There were dark spots around the upper half; they looked like what would be windows or some form of exterior ventilation. I described what I saw and the others decided to have a look. As a little background, I have extraordinary vision. It has been rated at 40/20. In other words, I see at 40 feet what most see at 20.They stared with amazement. Though they couldn't see the full clarity as I could, they could make out exactly what I was seeing. We continued to take turns looking at it with the naked eye and through the binoculars. As the minutes passed, the previously mentioned phenomenon of the increased energy in the sky began to grow stronger. It was almost as if the color of the sky intensified significantly. It became increasingly difficult to focus on the portion of the sky that the UFO was located. We had to avert our eyes many times due to the power emitted. Then, all of a sudden, it was gone. There wasn't a trace. The sky also resumed its normal brilliance though to our eyes everything took on a glummer hue.This may not be the most fantastic form of a tale but it really did happen. After that, the three of us shared a couple of stories of previous encounters, or at the very least, we thought them to be encounters. To this day, we talk about the strangeness of the event. Was it some form of US military operation with a new high tech tool, or was it in fact what we really think it to be. We may never know, but we figured we would share it, in the event others saw it too.