|Occurred : 3/7/1999 20:30 (Entered as : 03/07/99 20:30)
Reported: 3/8/1999 00:57
Location: Tarzana (West San Fernando Valley, L.A.), CA
|Bright yellowish light, size approx. pea at arms length. Passed dead silent overhead at estimated 1000 ft. Straight line trajectory from 240 degrees WSW to 60 degrees ENE. Passed from that point directly overhead (in a temporary hazy sky condition.) Light disappeared from view behind buildings in the ENE at approx. 50 degrees above horizon.
First observed approx. 35 degrees off WSW horizon while viewing the Pleiades star cluster. The strange light passed from that point to directly overhead (within a temporary hazy sky condition). Light disappeared from view behind building in the ENE (approx. 60 degrees compass), about 50 degrees above horizon. Silently traveled the distance in approx. 4 seconds. Too fast for a plane, too slow for a shooting star plus no tail. Constant yellowish light. I am age 56 years. Owner of national manufacturing company producing our own patented products of which I hold U.S. and Canadian patents. I am a self educated man and for 30 years consider myself an amateur astronomer with a keen interest for anything that moves in the sky. We live on the main approach for Van Nuys and Burbank airports, so I am very familiar with aircraft of all types. Over the past 30 years I have seen many strange sights in the night sky. But nothing that I could not resolve in my own mind. I have studied UFO evidence all my life since Donald Kehoe. I have read everything possible over the years and consider this to be the biggest mystery of my lifetime. If you are ever in need a competent volunteer in the Los Angeles area, I would be most interested in helping.