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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/8/2012 20:05 (Entered as : 4/8/12 20:05)
Reported: 4/9/2012 1:21:26 AM 01:21
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: La Mirada, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Solid white light turned simi-transparent red and then faded-out.

About 5 hours ago I was in La Mirada, California. I saw a solid white light traveling west to east; south of La Mirada. I saw this light between 8:05 and 8:07pm on Easter Sunday, 8 April 2012.

This light was not directly overhead; but if directly overhead is 180 degrees and the horizon is 90 degrees, then this light was traveling at about 150 degrees; again, west to east. The light was about the same size as a normal jet or plane white light at a low altitude. By the way, this area in the sky has frequent planes and jets and the vast majority of them are flying low, just like the light I saw. It is very easy to see the flashing red and green lights on EVERY jet and plane flying by La Mirada; but this light that I saw tonight, did not have any flashing red or green wing lights and it was low enough so I should have seen at least one of the flashing lights if it had any. (I was looking south, the heavily flown flight pattern to Los Angeles airport is in the north skies from La Mirada----and at any one moment, you can see 3 to 6 jets lined-up heading towards the Los Angeles airport.) I watched this light travel for at least 1 minute. I first saw it first in the southwest night sky and then it disappeared as I was looking it in the southeastern sky. It was still close when it disappeared, and it did not disappear because it was too far away for me to see it. The white light just faded off. Again, never did I see a single flashing red or green wing light like every other jet or plane that close in the night sky. This light seemed very unusual whole time I watched it; but if that is all I saw, I would not have filled out this form.

During the last 3 or 4 seconds the white light turned red. The size of the light did not change. The size was still the same size the white light had been; but now it was red. And it was not a solid red. It was like 50 percent transparent and not uniformly red. Then, after the 3 or 4 seconds of being red; it completely disappeared or faded-out. (I am sure I was not seeing a plane turning off the white light and now I was seeing the red wing light.) The red light looked like the same size as the solid white light I had seen; but now it had turned a 50 percent transparent red light and then just faded-out.

After it faded out, I could see other planes and jets way past this light in the distance. I could see their white light and their flashing red and green lights. Again, I do not think the light went out because it was too far away to see. The light just turned red, a 50 percent transparent red, and then just faded out.

I watched for 15 minutes to see if the light re-appeared or anything else, but I did not see it re-appear. I consciously watched and all the planes and jets north of south of me during that 15 minutes. They all had flashing red and green wing lights along with their large white light.

I do not think the light I saw tonight was a plane or jet.