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Occurred : 5/11/2004 16:00 (Entered as : 05/11/2004 16:00)
Reported: 5/16/2004 9:54:46 PM 21:54
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration:10 min
conical shaped object with a solid band of light on surface perimeter - viewed by at least 8 hotel guests

On the 11th of May at approxiamtely 16:00 I went for a swim at the Ramada hotel pool. While reading a book I looked up at the clear sky sighting the moon. I then noticed a conical shaped object at an altitude of approximately 25,000 ft. It was stationary and the circumference had a constant solid glow- from the angle I was viewing it - it looked almost like the "tick" symbol or "nike" logo. I watched it for several minutes unsure what it was then noticed that it shifting position where it leveled off to a horizontal position and could see that it was conical in shape and metalic coloured. I could clearly see a reflective metalic-like surface. I asked several other guests if they could see the object which they could once I pointed out its direction. I then noticed a 747 pass behing the object which by my perspective made the object appear extremely large however I could not acurately scale it as I was unsure of the distance between the two object however the object was in the order of 20 times larger and I estimate between 5000 feet between it and the 747. By now all the pool guests were looking at the object and we watched it for atleast 10 minutes. I can tell you we were all transfixed and stunned. The object was so large and non-earth looking that we all seemed to be shocked into immobility and awe. We then noticed a warping or heat-wave like effect of the sky immediately behind the object and then it disappeared. We continued to scan the sky as we could not rationalise how the object had disappeared and were looking for it.

I was in the USA for a conference and was totally coherent . I have never seen a ufo or had any real interest in such phenomena however I have a applied science degree and assure the reader this was not any optical phenomena. This was not a balloon or plane , their were no discerning sound, no engines,no windows . Just a conical shaped obeject with a solid band of light on its circumference and immnse in size .