|Occurred : 11/19/1999 21:07 (Entered as : 11-19=99 21:07 pm)
Reported: 11/20/1999 00:20
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Duration:3 to 4 seconds
|Nightime,black craft/no lights, flying under conventional aircraft,craft had a thick body with short stuby shark fin like wings!
I was sitting in my backyard and looked up to veiw the passing of what sounded like a jet in the night sky. I made eye contact with the object (flying in a northwesterly direction) which had displayed a flashing beacon and looked very typical of the kind of aircraft one might veiw in the night sky. Then my eye was drawn to an other object which was flying below, also in a northwesterly direction(this craft was heading more north than west)however,this object was flying at a great rate of speed and traveling at a much lower altitude. The object looked "completely black" and traveling "without lights". It seemed to be traveling without sound as well,however,there was noise from the conventional aircraft flying at a much higher altitude above,so maybe the one craft masked the sound of the other. The black craft had a very long "thick" body with two very odd looking short stuby, shark fin like wings attached, however I was viewing the object from the side and it was at a slight angle,so the object could have been triangular.The craft appeared to be ascending!The cloud cover is quite thick tonight (a marine layer) and the black craft almost blended in with the cloud cover. As it passed over I could see patches of cloud mist against the craft's black body. I would have never noticed it had it not been for the sighting of the first aircraft flying overhead.The black craft looked very out of place and it gave me the distinct impression that it was trying to remain hidden.It looked very ominous and strange.The black craft was about the size of a thumb veiwed in the horizontal position at arms length.I would guess that the object was at about 6000 to 7000 feet,but that's just a guess(the conventional aircraft was much higher.) My veiw of it was only for a few seconds,then it vanished.I have been watching the night and day sky for years and I have never seen anything like this!It was very weird!!!
((NUFORC Note: The following information was submitted 22NO99 to supplement the first report.))
(clarification) of sighting and reporting of black craft on 11/19/99
The altitude of the craft was hard to estimate.Craft was probably smaller than thumb at arms length! The Black craft was very visible against the cloud cover! There are two airports nearby. Sherman Oaks is a few miles southeast of Van Nuys Airport and about 6 miles west of Burbank Airport. No lights could be seen on any portion of the craft!