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Occurred : 4/16/2005 14:45 (Entered as : 04/16/1905 14:45)
Reported: 4/18/2005 12:53:50 PM 12:53
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Van Nuys, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
Strange shiny object seen over Van Nuys, CA 4/16/05

I was on my deck 3 to 4 miles south of the object when I noticed a bright shiny silver or aluminum object going slowly east to west across the sky. It seemed to stop for a second then continue.

I got my binoculars to get a closer look and noticed the object was spinning like a gyroscope. One moment flat then one moment circular. The inside looked like spokes from a wheel (maybe 6). It was at an altitude of under 2000 feet because as I was viewing the object a Southwest Airlines 737 came thru my viewer as it was descending to Burbank Airport. The pilot should have seen the object.

I called Southwest and a woman was nice enough to take my number while she asked around about the object. She called back later and said Air Traffic Control had not seen the object. BUR was about 3 to 4 miles away from the craft.

As I went around to the front of my home to view the object I was not able to locate it again.