|Occurred : 8/1/2000 18:00 (Entered as : 08/01/00 18:00)
Reported: 4/17/2006 11:20:04 AM 11:20
Location: Los Angeles, CA
|Three motionless black triangles above West LA.
In the summer of 2000, I was driving with my then girlfriend late one afternoon westbound on Pico Blvd. just west of Sawtelle Blvd..
While stopped at a traffic light, she pointed to something she saw in the sky which was almost directly over us. I had to lean forward to be able to see up through the windshield to observe 3 identical black triangular objects. I observed them for less than 30 seconds.
The objects were motionless and we could not hear any noise from the objects. There were no markings, lights or familiar aircraft features (stabilizers, etc.), just a solid black object. the objects were in a loose triangle formation separated from each other by a distance of approximately 5 times their individual width. What struck me most was their stillness and almost silhouette-like appearance.
My impression is that the objects were the size of private jets or fighter planes. They were significantly higher in altitude that the normal Santa Monica airport traffic that occurs regularly in that area, enough so that a closed fist at arms length could have covered two of the objects (were they spaced tip to tip).
While observing them, I moved my head to change my viewing angle so as to verify that this was not caused by debris on the widshield or reflections. These were definitely airborne objects.
Once the traffic light changed to green, I resumed driving, but was unable to see the objects again since they were nearly directly overhead. Once we had driven a few blocks so that the objects should have been easier to view from a shallower angle, the sky was empty where thay had been.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))