I had just poured my first cup of coffee and walked to the front window while I waited for my coffee to cool down when a bright light hit my eye moving west one block away from house. At the time I thought how unusual it was that I should look down that street at the same time that a cop should hit me with a spotlight. What else could it be? As I sipped my still-too-hot coffee I noticed a light growing brighter coming from the west. The next thing I see registers as animation in my brain. there is a 10 to 12 foot cylinder with a really bright flattened orb rotating on top with a rectangle that emitted a beam that extended the whole block with the light of day. After scanning both sides of the street that runs to the north at the left of my driveway the craft continued west passing 25 feet in front of my house. After sunrise I went out into the street to search for any signs of the craft. Although I witnessed clear signs of something molting from the bottom of the craft hovering 3 feet above the rode, there was no visible residue.