|Occurred : 4/12/2005 13:15 (Entered as : 04/12/1905 13:15)
Reported: 5/4/2005 1:33:45 PM 13:33
Location: Los Angeles, CA
|Gray Triangle no lights no sound no markings completly flat
Today around 1:15 in the afternoon I saw a triangle object fly over me, as I went to the mail box. It was gray it was about 500 ft-1000ft from the ground it was flying so low it was almost like a plane had just taken off low. It did not have any marking. It reminded me of the F-117 stealth fighter the only difference was this was completly flat. I was able to see seam work of how the object was put together ( I can't remember the direction they went in, ie horizontal or vertical) However the most remarkable thing is the object just seam to glide over head and there was no destinct sound that would draw your attention to look up, you'd just have to be gazing at the sky to see it. There was no lights. it flew from right to left and headed towards Santa Monica.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness on several occasions about her sighting, and she sounded credible and sincere to us. She is investigating illustrations of aircraft to establish whether she might have observed the B-2 bomber. In a conversation, following the submittal of her report, she stated that the object had a cupola-like structure on top, and what appeared to be a row, or cluster of windows around it, which is consistent, we believe, with the appearance of a B-2 bomber. PD))
((COMMENT FROM VISITOR TO THE NUFORC SITE))
Dear Mr. Davenport,
Thank you so very much for all that you do to help our global community. I have been a regular to your site for some time now and this is my first time posting a report. However, what I saw and confirmed on April 12th, 2005 forced me to share this with the center in the hopes it will added to the database as a footnote.
Currently the database has 2 reports of a flying triangle over the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area on April 12th at approx. 13:00 (1 o'clock p.m.) What our 2 witnesses were observing was the B-2 Stealth Bomber performing a low altitude fly-by of Dodger Stadium for the opening day ceremonies. I observed the B-2 at approx. 13:07 from my backyard as it headed west towards Santa Monica at very low altitude approx. 700 to 900 ft. , roughly the same altitude as LAPD helicopters, and bank towards the north Santa Monica Mountains. I tried to get a shot of this amazing airplane with my cell phone camera but I was too slow. What caught my attention was the engine noise. Nothing like I've ever heard before. My next door neighbor also witnessed the fly-by. I live in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles, roughly half way between the witness in downtown and the witness to my west in Santa Monica.
Quote from the Los Angeles Times 4/13/05
"The largest crowd ever at Dodger Stadium - 55,892 - barely had time to settle after watching the obligatory B-2 stealth bomber roar past when low-flying projectiles began doing damage. Starter Jeff Weaver gave up 11 hits and eight runs before being pulled after a Pedro Feliz homer."
An airshow message board also noted the B-2 fly-by for the Dodgers opener, and noted there will be another on Memorial Day May 30th, 2005. Let's see how many reports come in that day.