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Occurred : 5/17/2020 02:30 (Entered as : 05/17/2020 02:30)
Reported: 5/19/2020 1:12:17 PM 13:12
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Azusa, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
Single,flat large circle object moving over mountainside

In the early morning of May 17th, 2020 my partner and I were watching the fire and looking out at the San Gabrial Mountains during the second night of our camping trip.

It was an incredibly dark night, with only the brightest stars and planets being visible during our trip. This is what first caught our attention when we saw a large, circular, bright white light moving across the sky. It was around 2:30am pacific standard time when we saw the event.

The object we saw was comparable to the size of a full moon. Just as round and bright, except no shadows, no moments where it blinked, not one blink or dimming moment from the time we started to observe it. In comparison to the planets and stars speckled in the sky around it, it was probably 40x larger.

The object was directly north from where we were seated. Our camping location was about two stories up on a lockout spot facing a mountain. The mountain is anywhere from 4,000-5000 ft in elevation. The flat side of the mountain took up 8/10ths of our view- with the night sky peering over the last 2/10th. Had we not had our fire facing that direction, and such little sky to observe, I'm not sure we would have noticed the object.

The trajectory of the object started north of us from the other side of the mountain, seemed to be moving a bit to the west when it first caught our eye and then south towards where we were seated by the fire.

We set out on a process of elimination for what it could be as we observed it. The speed, lack of any dimming or blinking, and size compared to the few items visible in the sky ruled out planet or star. Far too close in altitude and with no blinking indicators to be a satellite, no distinguishing plane lights, and zero sound or wind disturbance to indicate a helicopter.

As we tracked it, the object appeared to move directly towards before hovering directly above our campfire. When it moved above us I had to tilt my head back to see between the trees. There was a single bay laurel tree near us and the object was directly above it, way in the sky. The circumference of the flat white object didn't appear much larger than it did when observing it above the mountains, which leads me to believe its attitude hadn't changed, just direction.

From there we didn't see it again. It appeared as if it moved east and out of sight but we had lost it. At no point did the object dip below the horizon line during the time that we observed it. Total observation time was roughly a minute- minute and 30 seconds tops.

Not once in the minute or so from our initial spotting, to it moving overhead, did we hear a single sound. Not a single sound or ruffled tree. We live in Los Angeles and have many helicopters and military plans flying day and night. This was certainly not that. No sounds, no blinking, no wind in the dead of night in the mountainside.

Our camping location was above the east fork of the San Gabriel River, southeast from the Bridge to Nowhere. If you were following the east fork river to the Bridge to Nowhere this would have taken place on the east side of the bank above the closest mountain clusters. Generally this area is known as Sheep mountain.