|Occurred : 10/18/1999 01:45 (Entered as : 10/18/99 01:45)
Reported: 10/18/1999 14:32
Location: Los Angeles, CA
|Witnessed an very dull gray object flying around in circles and figure 8's. Too fast and too silent for any aircraft.
I almost posted this to a newsgroup last night, but I didn't want my e-mail address to be floating around or have people write me or flame me. I found this site this morning so here is where I will post it: I was outside with my mother while she smoked and I began to look up at the stars. After a short while, I was facing NW but looking almost straight up when I noticed what I first thought was an owl flying around. Then I realized that the flight pattern - tight figure 8's and circles - and speed it was flying at would be impossible for a bird or plane. I watched it further and noted the shape, it had the chevron shape - almost like a boomerang - but the color was kind of like what a gray or silver car would look like by starlight alone. The size or altitude was hard to tell because there were no buildings or mountains around it, it was almost straight up from my house. I told my mother about it and it took her sometime to finally see it. By this time, the object's erratic flight had placed it almost directly above the house. She ran inside to get some small binoculars, we have no video camera and it was too dim for a photograph. While she was inside, I noticed a plane approaching the object from the north. The plane must have been very high up because I did not hear it but I could see lights. When the plane got to within what to me was about 8-10 inches, the object began to move towards the south while still flying it circular patterns. It made a final 2 circles and then turned and sped away in a straight line to the south. I watched it for as long as I could but I eventually lost in the glare of the LA lights. You may contact me if you think it is necessary.