|Occurred : 7/24/2019 01:02 (Entered as : 7/24/19 1:02)
Reported: 7/25/2019 1:13:21 AM 01:13
Location: Carson, CA
|Circular craft with bluish/white light shining out horizontally over Los Angeles County, CA, at 1:00AM
A small bright, bluish dot came up over my house as I sat in my backyard hot tub. I stargaze out there almost every night so I am well accustomed to airplanes, helicopters, shooting stars, and satellites sightings. At first I thought his object was simply a bright satellite as it was tracking in a smooth slow trajectory up over my house in an area of sky where I usually spot satellites as they traverse at night.
It was after about 10 seconds of observation that I witnessed the small bright object pause, then continue slowly, then pause and hover again. This told me it was definitely not a satellite and had to be a craft of some sort. It then continued forward but made a slow "S" shaped squiggle of its flight path unlike any airplane, drone, or helicopter would generally execute. It paused once more and then began to get brighter. I realized it was descending from a much higher altitude to a lower one. It was not quite directly over me at this point but very near vertical as far as the angle at which I had to look up. Once it got low enough I could distinctly see it was circular and convex on the bottom, perhaps a sphere, but possibly more flattened. Color was black or dark gray from what I could make out. The bright light was not on the bottom but rather pointing out horizontally from one side. I was a brilliant white/bluish hue and did not flicker or blink at all as an aircraft lights might. No sound was audible from it.
I observed the object hovering at this lower altitude of roughly 750-1000 feet up for about 5 minutes. I ran inside after that point to grab my camera. It was still present when I returned but had ascended much higher. I attempted to get a picture but it was too hard to get a clear focus as it continued to ascend and then the light faded out suddenly and it was gone.
I have been stargazing for years now and have never seen something I couldn't ID as I am familiar with all kinds of aircraft, satellites, and shooting stars that frequent the night sky. This was something very different and I cannot figure out what it was other than a definite flying object with a circular profile when viewed looking up from the ground.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))