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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/26/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 10/26/01 20:45)
Reported: 10/27/2001 3:52:07 PM 15:52
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:30s to 1min.
something with lights giving off sparks and then disappeared into the night

At 8:45 PM, while driving west on the 10 freeway, approching the Lincon exit in Santa Monica, I saw a trail of bright white sparks coming from something with 3 or four lights on it.

It was moving across the freeway, moving north, at maybe 5 or 10 thousand feet. The was a passenger high jet above it.

At first I thought it might be a meteorite until I saw the jet about it.

It gave of sparks for maybe 20 sec. and then the lights in the front part, or the nose of the direction part, went out.

The sparks where like the once from a fireworks rocket, but this had head lights. So it was not firewoks.

It was dark so I could not see any detail of a craft. Just 3 lights and sparks trails. I was also driving 65mph, and watching the road and sky.

Later I called the Santa Monica police and asked if a plane had crashed in the area. They said no.

I tried to get the number to the Santa Monica Airport tower but could not.

I don't have a clue what this was. Maybe it was just a plane on fire and it lost power and landed ok.

((NUFORC Note: Similar report from Los Angeles of object moving to southeast near LAX at approximately 0130 hrs. on Saturday morning, 27OC01. We are awaiting written report. PD))