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Occurred : 9/9/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 09/09/01 20:00)
Reported: 9/30/2001 4:55:41 PM 16:55
Posted: 10/12/2001
Location: Angeles National Forest Area, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20-40 minutes
missile like ufo by southern california coastline.

Me and my husband were driving back from vacation. We had been driving out of the LA area on I-5 north and entering the little mountainous section leading into the Angeles National Forrest Area and Pyrmaid lake area. The time was just before dark when I had been starring out the window and noticed that toward the coast there was someting in the air which wasn't very normal. It seemed to be in the shape of some sort of missile and was on a very subtle donward trajectory. It was very obviously not a plane and my husband who is an engineer also agreed that it wasn't a plane and also thought it kind of looked like a missile. I have to admit that it freaked me out and I really didn't want to drive further. Anyway, we kept driving and when we were heading into grapevine California which is just over tejon pass and into the valley we started to encountered black smoke like something was burning but apparently there was no fire so the source is unknown but we no longer saw what appeared to us to be a missile either. .Anyway, this had both of us quite alarmed and freked out so we stopped in a parking lot to calm down a bit and as we sat in the car we saw a small ball f light flash and dissappear with incredible speed that surprised both of us and this light seemed to come from no where as well. That is about al I have to say about what i saw except that it was very freaky and I probably will not be forgetting it anytime soon.

((NUFORC Note: Source is anonymous. We will check for missile launches out of Vandenberg AFB, which account for some sighting reports in this area of California. However, the only recent, scheduled launches from that facility that we are aware of are those scheduled for 11SE01 (launched 15SE01) and on 05OC01. PD))