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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/1/2021 00:45 (Entered as : 07/01/21 00:45)
Reported: 7/1/2021 1:37:41 AM 01:37
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 15 minutes
|A starlike object in LA swoops rapidly across the sky, links up with 4 other similar objects, and flies off with them in formation.
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, July 1, 2021, approximately 12:37am-12:57am Walked outside to look at the sky. Slightly overcast night tonight. I saw what looked like a star twinkling through the thin clouds. It began moving. Then I thought perhaps it was a satellite. It abruptly, but very smoothly, changed direction, and swooped across the sky. It came back, and made a number of similar swooping, erratic movements. At times it went behind some trees. I couldn't be sure, but I began to think there were two or three. A few times I was able to spot two at once. They were white pinpoints of light, the size and color of stars, perhaps 10,000 feet altitude.
Eventually the one I observed the longest streaked across the sky. At that point I noticed there were four more hovering in formation in the distance. It joined the group, and they flew off together rapidly in formation.
It was a very unusual and unexpected experience, the first time I've seen anything like this. I could not trust that I was actually seeing them. However, I was able to point to them (for myself) and trace the objects' arcs across the sky. That helped me convince myself that what I was seeing was real. I didn't try to take photos or videos because they were quite dim for the most part. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to capture any images. I also wasn't sure how long they would stick around, so I didn't want to lose time messing with the phone. In total I watched them for 15-20 minutes. After they were gone I watched the sky for some time. The clouds hadn't changed, but there were no stars in sight at all.