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Occurred : 8/26/2003 23:25 (Entered as : 08/26/2003 23:25)
Reported: 8/27/2003 12:58:45 AM 00:58
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min
Large bright red light hovers high in atmosphere then rockets away at unreal speed.

A extremely bright large round red light was observed in the southern sky, not too far from the position of planet Mars. The light was stationary and appeared very high in the sky. I had a sense this was higher than aircraft go. It stood still for several minutes and was brighter than anything I have ever seen in the night sky. Then suddenly it accelerated at an unbelievable speed, as fast as a shooting star across the sky, and vanished in the night sky. There was no trail of light. A faint light remained in the spot as the main light disappeared. My friend and I have never seen anything like this before and we do not know what it was. We only know that it was like nothing we have ever observed and it seem unreal and unnatural. I'm glad someone else saw it with me to confirm my reality.

((NUFORC Note: Please see second report of apparently the same event from Los Angeles. PD))