|Occurred : 2/23/2013 19:00 (Entered as : 02/23/13 19:00)
Reported: 2/24/2013 3:00:53 PM 15:00
Location: La Mirada, CA
|Multiple orange lights seen by couple in Los Angeles' skies
6:55 pm to 7:02 pm Driving west from our home, I noticed some very bright, round or spherical, orange lights in the sky to the north. As we turned south I watched them and more appeared in the night sky, in a line; some 2 or 3 across in a formation of sorts – keeping their equal distance from the center light. They seemed to be moving closer very slowly and climbing higher. (like the video I found on your site – a line up in the sky) We turned west again and parked to watch them between two houses. I initially counted 9 or 10. Then it seemed a few of them disappeared, or the lights went out, so I started counting again. Then the ones that went out came back on in their original formation, still in line with the other lights. Then more started appearing at the horizon…..until we counted 25. I tried to photograph them with my cell phone camera, but was unsuccessful at capturing them clearly. (7:01 pm) My husband noted a jet with its red flashing light far below these orange lights. (We live where we can see the East to West flight path of jets at night, approaching LAX) These orange lights were very gradually moving south. The jet was moving along its normal path from East to West.
We needed to move our illegally parked car and get going to our destination, so we were unable to study them more.
They appeared to be floating in the sky, gradually moving up and toward us (N to S). Their size was bigger near us, than the size of the lights on the horizon but the color was consistent for all of them. They maintained a bright orange color…no fluctuations. There was a single light at the front/top of the column of lights. Their formation and slow movement in a column, made me think of invading aircraft from the old war movies and I actually said,” Are we being invaded?” as more and more of them appeared.
There was no sound – too far away. We considered helicopters, but we have seen plenty of military and police aircraft, having livied here for 30+ years, and have never seen anything like this or anything with this color of light.
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Male and female, mid-50's, college educated, laborer and secretary, grown children....just regular folks out for a Saturday date night at the local symphony.