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Occurred : 12/1/2013 18:30 (Entered as : 12/01/2013 18:30)
Reported: 12/3/2013 2:10:51 PM 14:10
Posted: 12/5/2013
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Pin-point light in SoCal night sky suddenly increases speed until it disappears.

On Sunday night, December 1st 2013, my wife and my mother were heading down the rear steps of our apartment building when I noticed a small jet flying over. We had been talking about how much air traffic there is in this part of the San Fernando Valley just a few minutes before heading outside.

We stopped for a moment to watch the plane in its traffic pattern, and then my mother pointed out a point of bright white light, definitely higher than 40 thousand feet and moving at a very high rate of speed. It was faster than a commercial or private jet, and not as high as a satellite in orbit. The three of us all had our eyes fixed on it as it moved south/southwest in the dark night sky. Suddenly, its rate of speed dramatically increased, and then it spectacularly appeared to ascend its altitude, upward, until it became invisible to the naked eye. There was no sound from the object.

There were very few stars visible. The night sky over Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles is extremely polluted with light as you very well know. Aircraft is easily visible, satellites can be made out with a trained eye…but this white light was so bright and clearly visible…it was an amazing sight.

We all three stood there dumbfounded for a few seconds, and then I finally asked them "did ya'll see that?" They both said nodded yes.

We were all in agreement that whatever we saw, it was unlike anything we'd ever seen in our lives. We talked about it for the rest of the evening. It was spectacular but very, very strange.