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Occurred : 6/1/1984 23:00 (Entered as : 1984 23:00)
Reported: 2/24/2000 23:09
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:about 10 minutes
Watched for about ten minutes a small balloon-shaped object that seemed to maneuver over a parking lot

I was working on the seventh or eighth floor of an office building just off Wilshire Boulevard. My desk was next to a large window that overlooked a large parking lot down below. It was clear and sunny outside. I was about to go to lunch, and, while standing to stretch, instinctively looked out the window. My attention was immediately drawn to what looked like a silver balloon-type object "maneuvering" over the parking lot. In fact, I would have dismissed it as a balloon had its movements not struck me as rather peculiar after watching it for a couple of minutes. Rather than be whipped around as a balloon typically would be in a breeze or wind, it moved slowly around the cars and would occasionally seem to "hover" in a spot for a minute or so before slowly moving on. By now most of my co-workers had left for lunch, but I managed to get the attention of a man who was walking by my area and asked him to take a look and tell me if he saw the same thing I was looking at! He also saw it and agreed that its movements were unusual for a balloon. I made it a point to see if anybody else was in the parking lot who might be observing the balloon up close and personal, but there was no one. While I considered the incident strange even as I experienced it, it obviously was not enough to make me go tearing to the elevator and out into the parking lot to get a better look (the other witness, as far as I know, didn't check it out further either). I went to lunch at a place in the building and when I returned to my desk and looked out the window, the object was gone. I never quite forgot over the years, however, what I have come to label my "intelligent balloon" and wonder if anybody else has had a similar experience, especially in the middle of the big city.