NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/27/2017 20:42 (Entered as : 08/27/2017 20:42)
Reported: 8/28/2017 12:55:33 PM 12:55
Posted: 9/5/2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:6 minutes
Bright, yellowish-orange light(s) observed from Northeast LA, off in the distance.

My girlfriend and I went outside last night around 10:40 to smoke a cigarette. Looking straight out of our porch, (looking East-Southeast) in the distance, we saw a sliver of light, much like the moon coming through the clouds. It was a bright yellowish orange color.

I could not say how far away it was, but it was definitely farther than a mile, if not more than that. I pointed it out, and she thought it was the moon.

We continued to watch as the object got wider (to about the width of your thumb at arm's length).

There were clouds off in the distance, but no clouds that appeared thick enough to hide the moon. It maintained a fairly symmetrical shape. It almost looked like the "angel decoy" flare release from an AC-130 gunship, except if these were flares, they didn't fall, and it looked like a solid object. The object would periodically appear to change size, and hue/brightness, shrinking to a small point, but it was seen to grow in size again, at least once.

Eventually, another object of similar color appeared next to the first (or appeared to split off from the first).

We continued watching and eventually went in, as the object was moving to the left and became obscured by trees and houses in the neighborhood. We did not hear any sound, but the object appeared to be fairly distant. I was able to get several (grainy) videos with my iPhone 6 Plus.

Please contact me if you would like to see these videos.