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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 3/14/2005 20:30 (Entered as : 03/14/1905 20:30)
Reported: 3/15/2005 2:41:06 PM 14:41
Location: San Pedro, CA
Duration: 5 - 6 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|multiple UFO sightings over San Pedro, CA.
I live in San Pedro, CA around 3rd and Gaffey up from the harbor. Last night I was standing on my back porch which faces in a westerly direction. I was making a crude star chart to research and i.d. some of the constellations I could see. It was a beautiful, clear night with a few small clouds and a nice crescent moon. I was fairly intent on the sky trying to make sure I got the major stars in their proper position. The time is approximately 8:30 PM. As Iím looking up I see off to my right 2 glowing orbs moving directly together at what had to be a high rate of speed. They were moving in a very straight line in a generally south west direction side by side, closely together. Their path from horizon to horizon took maybe 4 to 5 seconds and then they, for a lack of better words, disappeared. The objects appeared to be glowing and were orange in color. If I had to guess at their size from my viewpoint, Iíd say about the size of dimes, maybe more oval than perfectly round. I have an amateurs interest in astronomy and have done lots of star gazing over the years. Iíve seen meteor showers, comets, missile launches, etc. This was like none of those. After they passed, I was a little shaken, not quite sure what I had just seen. I walked back in and called a friend. I had to share this with someone! After I got off the phone I walked back out and was staring to the skies, a little stunned. After about 5 minutes (approx. 8:45) to my amazement I see another group of those glowing lights, this one containing a fairly tight cluster of maybe 5. These were higher and looked a lot smaller. These were moving in a more westerly direction and their passage lasted maybe 3 seconds. These appeared to be flying higher or further away, so I couldnít comment on shape, but they definitely had that same orange glow. I go back in call my friend again. I come back out and continue to stare at the skies in amazement. I guess about 10-15 minutes later, (around 9:00) I see one more cluster, maybe 6 or 7 of this time, moving at about the same position and direction as the second cluster. I continued to scan the sky for maybe 20 minutes more, but didnít see anything else after that. I went in and made some notes and drew a picture of what I saw on the ďstar chartĒ I was making. Iíve been checking the news and the internet, hoping to find something that would explain this sighting, but havenít seen anything other than similar sightings from different times in the past. I called the local police station to see if possibly there were other reports or info. they might have. They directed me to call NASA, which I havenít done but may. I was really hoping there would be a logical explanation for this incident, but havenít found it yet. Any help, comments or collaboration anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.