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Occurred : 3/27/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 03/27/2004 22:30)
Reported: 3/28/2004 12:37:27 AM 00:37
Posted: 3/28/2004
Location: Wilmington/Carson, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
Ball of orange/white gaseous light seen over Los Angeles suberb for 10 minutes.

I saw a bright orange/white object in the northern sky over Carson, California, a southern suberb of Los Angeles. Time was 10:30 pm Saturday night March 23'rd, 2004. I was in my back yard. I turned off my porch light, went into my house, noted the time and got my binaculors. I then spent the next 10 minutes observing this object. It moved from the north to the west. It was approx. the size of Venus after sunset. It appeared to be like a bright ball of glowing, gaseous fire/plasma. At the end of the 10 minutes a small "piece" of it came off, fell and disapeared. Before the larger object disapeared it appeared to be going around in a circle and making "figure eights", like when you play with a lazer pointer on a surface.

I am 52 years old. I have lived in the same residence for the last 47 years. I am a high school graduate with some higher education. I have never seen a "ufo" until last year, when I had 3 sightings similar to this one over 4 nights in late summer 2003. As a matter of fact the last sighting occured at exactly the same time (10:30 pm) and started in the same location of the sky, in the north, just south of Los Angeles. I live near 3 airports (LAX, Long Beach & Torrance). I am familar with aircraft at night, this was not an aircraft of any kind. What it was, I don't know.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this individual, who is known to our Center, and we find him to be exceptionally sober-minded and credible. He has submitted other serious reports in years past. PD))