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Occurred : 9/30/2000 21:30 (Entered as : 9/30/00 21:30)
Reported: 10/1/2000 00:15
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5-10 Min.
Bright Lights above the San Fernado Valley

There were four of us (two men, two women, all college grads)in the car, and as we headed North bound on the 405 freeway the passenger in the front seat was looking out his window to the East. He pointed out four bright red circles in the sky and asked us what they were, as we all took a look the circles broke formation, spread in different positions, and held them for several moments as a fifth light appeared. They moved with a and stopped like nothing any of us had ever seen...very smooth and seemed to stop on a dime with no correction for gravity. One of them then faded away, followed by another, and then the remaining three faded away together. While still looking, another red light came into view and suddenly a much larger orange-yellow circle appeared. We lost sight of them as we frantically pulled off of the freeway to get a better look and didn't see them again

((NUFORC Note: NUFORC received multiple reports from the north Los Angeles area about this incident. We are still uncertain as to what caused the event. At least one newspaper reported that it had been caused by sky divers with flares attached to them as they descended. However, one large group of observers at a church function allegedly witnessed the event for a measured 22 minutes, probably longer than sky divers could remain suspended beneath a parachute during a typical jump. We will continue to investigate. PD))