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Occurred : 5/8/2002 21:20 (Entered as : 05/08/02 21:20)
Reported: 5/8/2002 11:51:27 PM 23:51
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:90 seconds
Low Flying Cigar shaped object with no lights at night followed by helicopter(s)

At approxmiately 9:20 PM I was in my apartment with my room mate and we heard a loud helicopter engine type sound. Our apartment is on the side of a hill in the Silverlake area adjacent to the Highway 5 freeway. The balcony faces East, and I went on to the balcony to see what the helicopter was doing. As I looked up, I saw the red lights of the helicopter and then I saw that there was something next to it. The thing next to it was hard to see as it had no lights on but there was clearly the outline of some type of flying machine but it had no lights on and it was flying next to the helicopter. I observed it as they went North East from where I was facing, over what is the City of Glendale. It went about a mile or two to the point where I could no longer see the object, just the red lights of the helicopter. Then I saw the red lights coming closer, heading South West from Glendale. Soon the object came back into view, and it was clear that it was a cigar shaped object, similiar in shape and form to that of a Boeing 737 but it had absolutely no lights on, I could see the sillouhette travelling through the bright night city sky. I yelled for my room mate to come to the balcony so I could be sure I was not the only person seeing this. After straining his eyes (he wears glasses, I have 20/20 vision) he saw it and became excited and suggested we go to the roof. There were now two helicopters following it. It went over the area of San Fernando Road not far from Glendale's Forest Lawn cemetery. There was a marine layer in the air and I could see the object go through the low clouds as it made it's way southwest towards downtown. It continued in the direction of downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium. It passed behind a hill and I could no longer see the helicopters or the object. Phone calls to the local police and media brought no answers. The object did not reappear.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and found him to be quite credible as a witness. We do not know what it was he saw. PD))