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Occurred : 4/17/2002 20:55 (Entered as : 04/17/0 20:55)
Reported: 4/19/2002 5:44:34 PM 17:44
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:40 sec.
Two fast movers over L.A.

It was the first clear night in L.A. to view the planet alingment so I grabed the binoculars to see if I could spot Mecuery. As I was searching below Venus I see two bright lights, one folowing the other, approaching faster than any aircraft travels comeing from WWN part of the sky. Lowering the binoculars I can see that the folowing one is speeding up and slowing down, almost touching the leading light then backing off and repeteing this earaticly but always in a straght line behind the lead light. I then run to my next door neighbor's house and drag him out side to check it out. I look once more thru the knock's to double ckeck for clearancr lights and wings ect. Seeing none I hand the glasses to him and sprint inside my house to get my video camera(that takes me appx. 15 secs.) as I return and set down the tripod I look up to see the last light do a 90 degree turn up off the deck(without slowing down) and accelrate into space(now due south from us) just like StarTrack Next Generation going to warp. My neighbor said the first light did the same thing just before I set the tripod down. He also said he seen the lights"play lienear tag with each other"while I was getting the camera as I have described above.

About five minutes later we see another light in the same part of the sky that the first two lights went to warp in. This light is the same color,shape and sizw as the first two lights. This light flashes two or three times then stays lite while it looked like it skipped off the atmosphere back into space then went out.

The color of the lights were like floresent lights but a brighter more intense floresent.

No wind, clear sky, no aircraft around.

((NUFORC Note: Date is flawed in report, but we feel confident that the witness is alluding to the planetary alignment, visible on April 17, 2002. We have amended the date here. PD))