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Occurred : 9/1/2008 22:10 (Entered as : 9/01/08 22:10)
Reported: 9/2/2008 10:58:28 AM 10:58
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Gardena, CA
Shape: Chevron
Duration:10 mins
Cheveron shaped object seen above the skies of SouthBay area near LAX.

I was looking up in the evening sky, when I saw a faint looking star moving southwards. I thought it could be a satellite, as I was watching this move, a flash came from the southeastern direction. It was a quick white flash as if someone was trying to say "hey I'm over here". My sister happen to be looking up at the time as well, and said "was that a falling star or what". I said "no", I was watching that other star looking object, which was just north west of this flash, when this flash turned on and slowly turned off. It wasn't like a falling star at all,it was if someone turned on a bright white light, then slowly it turned off.

About 3 mins later I happen to look up, and as I did, I noticed object fly just above me heading north, it appeared to have a whispy orange glow which seemed to have two bright lights at the front of it, almost shaped like a triangle with rounded edges. I mentioned it to my sister who was sitting next to me. I thought did I just imagine it, or was I just really tired.

I was curious to know what this might have been, so I grabbed my binoculars Nikon 10x50, I aimed towards the area where I saw the flash originally, as I was searching the skies, this object flew within my view, it was huge. It seemed to have two sets of lights in a row in what seemed to appear as a "v" shaped object.

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Not sure exactly how many lights were at on the object itself, however, I do know for sure it had two sets of lights in each row which outlined this object. I watched it as it flew almost gliding throught the sky heading northest. I was telling my sister to look up where I was pointing, I did not want to loose sight of this object within the binoculars view, she said she saw nothing.

I am assuming this object must have been up pretty high for my sister not to see it, however, when I saw it looking through the binoculars it appeared to be large. I would say it was twice the size of a jetliner.

The best way I can describe this object is by comparison.

Example: Looking up approx. 1000ft at a 747 jetliner, through my 10x50 binoculars, the plane would appear to be the size of a nickle, and the bottom of the airliner would be difficult to see clearly as it is dark, and generally there are no lights at the bottom of the craft, perhaps a blue and red light at the wings and a white/yellowish light at the front of the plane.

Now looking a this "v" shaped object it seemed like the lights were a whitish color, yet not blinding, and the object looked to be the size of a 50cent piece, quite large. I couldn't tell you what altitude this object was at, as it could not been seen with the naked eye.

Note: During this 15 minutes duration, my sister and I noticed the dogs next door were barking like crazy. We thought "those dogs are sure non-stop tonight". It was getting annoying listening to those dogs.

While viewing this object through my binoculars, my sister made a comment about the dogs, she said "did you notice the dogs stopped barking". I listened and realized yeah, they did stop. I am assuming that this could be because this object decided to fly away (heading south east). Perhaps, it was lingering around the area above the skies unnoticable, then decided to leave. I must say, the dogs were quiet after this thing departed.

I wanted to know if anyone else had seen this object in the skies: September 1, 2008 approx: 9:51 - 10:15pm ish, Near Torrance, Gardena & Lawndale area of Los Angeles, CA.

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