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Occurred : 8/9/2008 17:30 (Entered as : 8/9 &10/08 17:30)
Reported: 8/11/2008 3:14:47 PM 15:14
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min
Silver Objects Hovering Above Los Angeles

It has taken me some time to finally write about this issue. For a number of years now I have seen either a single star like object in the daytime very high up hovering in the sky or I have seen a formation of these same objects. On one occasion I was with two other individuals and pointed them out and they saw them and we watched them move and hover in ways that no traditional aircraft operate.

I am writing this now because this past weekend on two consecutive days (August 9th and 10th) I saw a single silver star like object motionless in the daytime sky. Both days were perfect weather wise with very clear visibility.

On August the 9th in the afternoon at about 4 PM PST I noticed a silver colored point of light hovering in Eastern Sky perhaps 50 to 55 degrees from the horizon. I thought it might be a plane moving away from me and the sun was reflecting on it at an odd angle. But it just hung there with what I thought was perhaps a vibrating like movement. My wife was standing with me holding our 3 month old as we were preparing to go on a walk and she saw it as well. After about 3 to 5 minutes we couldn’t see it anymore. It appeared to just fade away but not like an object moving off – it either faded out or turned in such a way that the sun wasn’t hitting it. I think it important to note that the light may have been the sun reflecting off the object but while the object appeared very small and far away it was star like and obviously bright enough to been seen by the naked eye.

The following day on the 10th at approximately 5:30 in the afternoon I again took the baby outside to sit on our front porch swing which faces east. I had this odd feeling that I would see the object again and when I looked up between two nearby trees there it was again in the sky. The object was higher this time but brighter and closer to my position. It began to slowly drift a bit from North to South and I knew in a moment it would be obscured by the leaves of one of the trees.

Now I don’t know why but I tried, perhaps foolishly, to meditate on the object and make a "connection," but it just kept drifting very, very slowly south. It was not a balloon, plane or helicopter and again the sky was perfectly clear and visibility was excellent. It would soon be out of my view so I slowly got up and went to see it from the front yard but when I looked up again it was gone. I searched the sky but to no avail. The entire encounter again lasted maybe five minutes but certainly less than ten.

I am writing to you because I have seen these objects in the sky in LA before. They are not traditional aircraft. In the past I have seen them in formation and have seen them do patterns and maneuvers that, in my opinion, can not be easily explained. I have seen them with others present so I know I’m not just imagining things.

Could these be the US military aerial Predator drones? I was thinking perhaps they are tested out from a nearby base. Wouldn’t they hover at high altitude? Could I just be seeing a satellite in geosynchronous orbit?

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))