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Occurred : 8/21/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 08/21/01 21:00)
Reported: 8/26/2001 19:08
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 seconds
Saw a large triangle shaped craft moving slowly along beach.

I was standing at the the very edge of the beach at Cardiff State Beach when a dim pattern of lights in the sky caught my attention. I immediately found this interesting and thought it might be a formation of planes. Through some low clouds, the craft appeared and it turned out that the light pattern was just 1 side of this triangular object. The main body of the object was black with rows of lights on each side of the triangle, with 3 bright lights on top at each corner-top and bottom. The object moved slowly south out of a low cloud, stopped, and rotated about 60 degrees. When it rotated, it wobbled. During the entire event, there was no sound (no sound louder than the crashing of the waves on the beach). I would estimate the object to be approx. 2000ft above the water and 2500 ft off of the beach, and the width of the object itself to be 450 ft or more. I saw this object fairly clearly and it was large enough in my field of view that I could see many details.