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Occurred : 12/20/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 12/20/01 23:30)
Reported: 12/20/2001 11:49:08 AM 11:49
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Downey, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 min
Slow moving bright white circular craft moving from Long Beach CA . to LAX with bright scanning light pointing upward.

One object at approvimately 5,000 feet in the dark evening sky moving slowly Northeast twards me from Long Beach California to about Paramount or Downey California then stopped for about 20 seconds. Then it started moving west towards the Los Angeles Airport. Then it stoped for a commercial Airplane to pass as it was on approch to LAX. The craft move a little south to give the airplane a little move room to pass. Then continued to LAX and stopped moving. The craft just stayed motionless over LAX for about 10 minutes until some cloud cover eventulally blocked my view.

The object or the light source emitting directly out of the body of the craft was circular in shape and was bright white. A filled in V shaped white light rose above the craft about three times the height of the craft and moved side to side in a scanning motion until just before the craft headed West, then the light on top went away.

It was difficult to see the actual craft itself because of the intensness of the light emitting from the body of the craft. There was no sound that I could hear comming from the craft itself.

Unfotunately I was so intrigued with what I was seeing I din'nt grab my Vedio Camera and I did'nt varify the time. It was somewere between 11:30 P.M. 12/19/01 and 12:30 A.M. on 12/20/01 Pacific Standard time when I first saw the object.

You can contact me via e-mail only at this time please if you believe you need to.