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Occurred : 8/23/2004 04:45 (Entered as : 08/23/2004 4:45)
Reported: 8/23/2004 11:01:02 PM 23:01
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:10 Minutes
Four Circular Objects in Formation Sighted Over the Pacific Ocean Off Redondo Beach, Calif.

I live in a house on the beach in Redondo Beach, Calif. At approximately 4:45 a.m., PST, I woke and witnessed four circular objects hovering over the Pacific Ocean to the west of my location, most likely about 3-4 miles out to sea. I observed them for several minutes, expecting them to get closer if they were airplanes. I also looked for flashing lights, simliar to those on aircraft. I could see no movement, and no lights. The objects seemed to remain stationairy, and did not move closer to my location. They appeared in formation, one lighting up at a a time. When I first caught a glimpse of them, only three appeared. Then a fourth appeared to the far north. The objects switched places several times, then slowly, one by one, the lights began to fade out, starting with the light farthest north, ending with the light farthest south. Several times the light to the north faded, then reappeared. Given the speed of the movement in which the objects changed places, I suspect they are most likely aircraft of some kind, possibly helicopters. No noise could be heard, however, and the entire event lasted only 10 minutes or so.