|Occurred : 3/3/2007 12:00 (Entered as : 03/03/07 12:00)
Reported: 3/3/2007 1:30:14 PM 13:30
Location: Garden Grove, CA
|Medium-sized white cylinder follows aircraft and departs over Garden Grove.
I was in my backyard observing the thick cirrus cloud cover when I saw a low airliner travelling westward leaving a persistent contrail. Along side the aircraft was a small white object that I can only describe as a cylinder. It continued to move with the aircraft, and then went on its own path moving southwest. It continued to move in that direction until it began to slow down very fast. It was hovering in one spot for about a minute. During this time I went to retrieve my camera, but when I came back the object was not there.
I scanned the sky hoping to find it but to no avail. The object during the whole account was at an altitude of about 15,000 feet. It had a long and rounded shape with a line down the center. It was probably about 30 feet from one end to the other.