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Occurred : 3/7/2004 17:00 (Entered as : 03/07/2004 17:00)
Reported: 3/9/2004 3:31:22 PM 15:31
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20 to 30 mins
Slow moving horizontal white light seen over the Pacific

In my car, turning onto Carlsbad Bl. (which parallels the ocean shore) from Chestnut St. at approx 5 pm looking due west over the Pacific Ocean about 60 degrees in the sky I observed a horizontal thin light with 4 barely visible light streaks emanating up from it. At arms length the length of the light was about 1 inch. I looked for strobe lights or other indications that it was a plane or other terrestrial craft, but saw none. I stopped and got out of my car and asked a couple walking along the street what they thought and they said they had noticed it but didn't know what it could be. As I turned and drove north on Carlsbad Bl., the object moved north as well. It seemed to stay at about the same angle to/from me. After a mile I stopped again, completely awestruck at this obvious UFO (wht else could it be?) in broad daylight. At a Starbuck's near where I stopped, I approached a guy drinking coffee and pointed to the object. He said sometimes there is a kind of light blimp that goes along trhe coast but it doesn't look like that. He said he thought it might be a comet, but I mentioned there was no tail and it seemed to move at irregular speeds/intervals. Anyway, I got back in the car, drove north a few more miles, observing the object. I stopped one more time and pulled out a pair of binoculars (7X50) that I have in the car. Through the bonoculars it was hard to focus and it didn't give much of a better view, which leaves me to speculate that it was a huge cigar shaped or rectangular ship, way far away. I've heard of ships supposedly hundreds and even thousands of miles long and this could one of those that was hundreds of thousands or even millions of miles away.