|Occurred : 4/20/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 04/20/99 21:30)
Reported: 4/21/1999 01:46
Location: Santa Monica, CA
|I saw 2 triangular shaped objects with circular lights along the left & right sides. Approx. 5 min. later I saw one by itself flying in the same direction. 5-10 min. later still I saw another further north of the first 3. ALL were silent. The circular lights were much larger than those I can clearly see on commercial aircraft departing LAX.
I was out for a smoke. Looking up towards the LITTLE dipper (I think) I noticed a commercial airline jet leaving LAX (as my job is under the departing flight path for those flights heading east). My location was approx. 3/4mi south of the 10 frwy & 1/10 mi. east of PCH. 5-10 sec. later I saw something I'd never seen before, like no other aircraft I'd known. The TWO aircraft I saw appeared to 'chase' the jet from LAX but appeared to be LOWER in altitude than the jet. Each of the two "chase" craft had 5 or 6 circular lights along each edge (not the rear) of the craft. I could'nt believe what I saw. Convinced I'd seen something truly strange...I stayed outside to see what else I might see. 5 minutes or so went by & YES I saw another one! Flying in the same direction...this thing looked just like the first two I'd earlier seen. Thinking I might miss something I stayed outside for another 5-10 minutes. Then I saw a fourth, but this time something looked like it was chasing the 'spacecraft shape' I saw earlier and it was a "pinhead" in size compared in size to the larger craft. All of these craft I saw were the same size as the planes I see departing from LAX. I also live under the departing flight path of LAX as planes head east. I have seen A LOT of planes from LAX & this was like NOTHING I have ever seen before. I also have lived in the San Fernando Valley & have seen Stealth fighters exit Van Nuys airport when they leave from the yearly airshow. I don't think these were Stealth. These craft were absoloutely silent, nothing no boom...nothing, yet I can hear just fine all of the jets and prop planes in the area. The circular lights did not blink but remained solid and were much larger than the lights I've seen on all the LAX jets...yet the craft was about the same size as an LAX jet. After I saw this FOURTH craft I alerted a coworker, shaken a bit. We watched for 5 min. or so, he went back to work, but I stayed & watched for an hour or so. I had seen all I was to see for the night.