|Occurred : 10/29/2008 19:45 (Entered as : 10/29/08 19:45)
Reported: 10/30/2008 12:52:22 PM 12:52
Location: Carson/Los Angeles City, CA
Duration:less than one second
|Observed a high-speed white light, very low altitude, parallel to ground, less than one second.
At, or about, 7:45p.m. PDT on October 29th, 2008 while driving south on Interstate 110 (aka: Harbor Freeway), past the Torrance Blvd. exit, and before the Carson Street exit: I saw to my left (just to the east of the freeway, and parallel to it), also traveling southbound, a single light that traveled from that location, in a direct, straight line until it was gone from view in the direction of the L.A. Harbor/San Pedro area.
I was on my return trip home from a night-school class, and was most certainly sober and of sound mind.
My first thought was, “it’s a shooting star”…I’ve seen many of those.
But this was only about 200-300 hundred feet above the ground…certainly less than 1,000 feet…and it went parallel to the ground; not downward.
My second thought was, “it’s a meteor”, due to its incredible speed.
It appeared to have traveled a distance of several miles in less than a second.
here was a very light, low, pre-frog haze at that time, which made the light look fuzzy; and again, due to its speed, left a tremendously long light tail. No discernable shape other than a lightbulb.
It all took less than one second, to my best estimation; too fast to have been the light of any normal aircraft.
I do not suspect that it was any sort of “craft”; but it was something very out of the ordinary, and I would like to know what it was; or what caused it; or if anyone else may have seen & reported it.