|Occurred : 6/10/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 06/10/00 23:00)
Reported: 12/2/2000 08:09
Location: Santa Monica, CA
|A bright light traveling at Great Velocity from the south to the north over the ocean off the coast of Santa Monica Pier.
I was at the end of Santa Monica Pier on vacation and I was looking out into the ocean, which at the time was VERY dark. I was trying to see if I could pinpoint any ships on the horizon, this being my first trip to the pacific ocean. I noticed a bright white light that seemed to float a little bit off the ocean almost to the horizon. it became brighter then it moved like nothing I've seen before from the left to the right. I was startled by the speed because I am familiar with hydroplanes from the seattle area and I've seen them race at close proxmity. I could understand the speed I saw if it was right next to the pier, but this was almost completely to the horizon. I yelled to my wife, "I just saw a UFO" i said. then I pointed it out to her just before it went over the horizon, she saw it too. I noticed it was pright enough to shimmer off the waves giving a better representation of its distance. Personally I am familiar with tracking objects at a distance, having made a hobby of watching planes as a child and my aformentioned Hydroplane race watching. Also I know the physical limits one can achieve on a sea craft due to informal training from my father, who was in the navy sub fleet. I am sorry for the delay in publising this, I have recently moved and it has been a while since I even thought of it.