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Occurred : 8/20/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 08/20/2004 22:00)
Reported: 8/27/2004 5:32:40 PM 17:32
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Atwater Village, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:25 minutes
it was around 9:30 when i noticed an extremely bright glow in the sky it moved from side to side - disc shaped with colored lights.

I was with a friend just leaving an appointment when I noticed an extremely bright light in the sky. I asked her if she thought it was a blimp she said she'd never seen a blimp with lights around it. We stood watching this lit up disc shaped object move from East to West it as it changed color sometimes surrounded by a red hazy glow and three bright metalic red lights. There was a circular shaft of light in the center of it . It moved at random speeds, more slowly when it was traveling side to side where it went behind trees and seemed to hide for a moment then reapear. The speed picked up when it moved towards and away from us. I could see the bottom of the disk when it traveled North (towards us) it had a circle of blue and green lights around it. When it moved away it changed shape completely it looked more oblong with a fish like tail. The first time it changed shape I was sure it was going to vanish it got considerably smaller and seemed to travel far away at a high speed then came back to its original shape and spot in a clearing between trees.. Two hellicopters appeared after we had been watching it for about 10 minutes one swooped down close to it from above and vanished out of sight another hellicopter was shining a searchlight below and to the east of the object it was about five or ten minutes before that one left as well.

We had to meet someone for dinner and left after watching it for about 25 minutes. It was hard to take my eyes off but I was also having doubts and questions about what I was seeing and trying to turn it into something explainable- maybe some new military plane.