|Occurred : 8/29/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 08/29/2004 18:00)
Reported: 9/14/2004 11:54:38 PM 23:54
Location: West Los Angeles, CA
|Over Santa Monica, Slow Moving Bright in the Atmosphere
West Los Angeles On August 29 during Sunset on a clear blue sky I was barbqueing in my front yard. I tilted my head back to relax on my lawn chair and notice a bright object in the sky. It was much to early for a star to be out and no it was not a satellite. Satellites that I've seen don't stay in one place they move consistently across the sky.
My first thought was it was a balloon, being that there a skyway over my house, a passenger jet flew over. The object was appeared to be 1000s of feet above the skyway. Just eyeballing the comparison, it was way to big to be a balloon. Then I thought a helicopter? Some romantic person enjoying the sunset? Nah, helicopters don't fly that high.
I took out my only camera which had black and white film, took of the auto focus and aimed in the direction of the object. It was difficult to see through the lens, however very easy to spot with the naked eye. I used the branches above me to get a bearing where the object might be, as now it was slowly moving and stopping across the sky. From a SouthWest to a North Direction over Santa Monica.
I didn't know what to do or who to call, strangely I sat back and let the object move out of sight.
When I got the pictures developed, they appeared blank! I could not believe it! However when my friend scanned them in through photoshop he adjusted the contrast so it was only black and white. Suddenly right were I remember taking the picture the object appeared! We zoomed in and noticed it appeared the have a triangular light side, the dark side however we can't see. Perhaps there's a process that can be done with the negatives? When I was younger a couple of buddies and I entered an X-Files competition and we faked a couple of saucer shots using fishing wire, the good side to that is I can spot a fake UFO shot almost instantly.
I don't know what's in the picture, they are not the most glamorous set of U.F.O. pictures ever seen.