|Occurred : 6/21/2014 21:30 (Entered as : 06/21/2014 21:30)
Reported: 6/24/2014 3:57:47 PM 15:57
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
|ten orange-yellow fireballs seen in the Los Angeles area
On Saturday June 21, 2014, at about 21:30 (9:30pm), I came outside the front of my house to throw the trash out in the garbage cans which we have on the side of the house when I happened to look up facing west towards Los Angeles. I live in a city that is about 11 miles southeast of downtown L.A., on the edge of the San Gabriel Valley.
They were 10 orange-yellow fireballs about the size, from my perspective, of a small fireball. They appeared to be in a loose formation at about 3-4000 elevation. Where I live, our house is under one of the direct flight paths to LAX so many commercial airlines are always over our home.
These "fireballs" had no discernible wings or other aviation lights on them.
Four fireballs were leading the "pack" in a loose line and then the next four appeared to be in a square like formation with 2 fireballs trailing behind in a loose line. They appeared to be traveling slowly and kinda lightly "bobbing" up ! and down.
I knocked on my neighbor's house and he came out and witnessed the same thing. The people across the street, who like to sit outside their house in the evening,also witnessed this. One of the young men who was sitting outside had noticed it right away, but did not want to draw any attention to it for fear of being ridiculed.
It wasn't until I and my neighbor were outside and talking excitedly, did we attract their attention. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone but I have a flip phone and didn't take it.
Also the people across the street were unsuccessful.
Earlier in the week…on Thursday, June 19, this same type of fireball was reported on our local KCBS affliate here in Los Angeles. Someone had captured it on the phone and sent it in. This was in Orange county in the evening but instead of 10 fireballs, there were two fireballs which appeared to merge into one fireball.
After about ten minutes the fireballs slowly "went out" or dark. They were still there, I'm sure, but they turned off the lights.
The direc tion they appeared to be going was east towards the San Gabriel mountains.
I have reported this kinda of sighting before on this website about 2 years ago, and at about the same time of year- late June.
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((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
I am sending you this video of "lights" that were seen over the Orange county area near Camp Pendelton last Thursday (June 19). This was televised on our local KCBS station. If for some reason this link does not work go one their website and click on their video link.
I am sending it because I believe it is directly linked to my sighting on June 21st in Pico Rivera. Only instead of 2 fireballs (lights) I saw 10. I did report this on your website.
Strange as this sounds, I have been waiting for them to come back because I reported my "first" ufo sighting about 2 years ago on June 29. Only then it was a huge fireball that "slowly" went out until it "disappeared." I had a "feeling" they would be "back" and about this time of year- late June. Sure enough, here they are again only more numerous and in other locations.
I did call the local authorities (sheriffs) who told me to call the Air Force and the same KCBS station that had initially reported the Orange county lights but they could not do anything because I had no photos or video of it, the same with the local KNBC station.
Again, you had to have video or photos.
Again, thanks for all your hard work.