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Occurred : 3/7/2001 00:02 (Entered as : 03/07/01 00:02)
Reported: 3/7/2001 00:23
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5minutes
Glowing object in the sky, which sparked with sparks, that moved very unlike an airplane or helicopter.

I was walking my fiance to her car at around midnight on 3/7/01 when she pointed something in the sky and asked: what is that? We were in Santa Monica, CA, aproximatelly 7 blocks from the beach and looked West and saw like a glow in the sky. It was definitelly not an airplane as we know what airplane look like as we have the LAX and SM airports close to us. As a matter of fact, we saw an airplane go by with it's blinking light clearly identifiable. Initially, this object moved back and forth (did not go in a straing line in one direction) for what seemed like a minute. It did not look like a helicopter moving either. All of a sudden it started moving north-west and it even created some sparks (the same as a broken mufler that's dragged on the pavement) and then it disappeard behind the homes in our view. I have never seen anything like this before.