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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/19/1999 03:10 (Entered as : 101999 0310)
Reported: 11/10/1999 01:12
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Van Nuys, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3-5 secs
extremely fast, silent, large medium gray(matte finish) triangle with shaded areas at each bottom corner flying from NW to SE.

while stargazing at casseopia in the NW sky and marveling that the milky way was actually visible in the san fernando valley at roughly 3:10 am i detected movement in my periphereal vision. believing it to be a meteorite i drew my girlfriend's attention to it. a gray triangle flew directly towards and above us enabling us to make out three darker shaded areas at each bottom corner. the craft passed directly overhead and we watched it fade into the darker southeastern sky(it was initially visible due to sodium streetlamp glow). we heard no noise and the sighting lasted no more than 5 to 6 seconds. size and altitude were difficult to estimate and the shade of gray seemed to vary based on the color of the sky. having served in army intelligence and living on or near military bases all of my life i can without a doubt state that i have never seen anything move through the sky at such speed.