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Occurred : 7/7/2000 21:15 (Entered as : 07/07/00 21:15)
Reported: 7/13/2000 02:52
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
Bright white light w/ Halo around...backing away from us....Emitted a BLUE BEAM.. halo turned blue and object backed out of view.

Myself, my husband, friend, her daughter (12), and two neighborhood boys all viewed the same object. My husband pointed out what looked like a Bright white light the kind a Helicopter has on the bottom,but MUCH brighter. There was a bright Halo around it. It seemed to be backing away from us....after about a minute or two, a blue beam came from the right hand side towards the ground in a 45 degree angle. The blue beam seemed to if an emission from the bright light. My husband said he noticed a red-coloration by the blue beam, which I noticed as well (but it was difficult to see). He also mentioned that with the halo effect it appeared 3D. As the light backed away...the halo took on the blue light and got brighter....and seemed to spread out. We all agreed that the Halo was MUCH bigger than a basket ball held at arms length. My friend asked the neighbor boys if they had seen this before (one of them had lived in the neighborhood for 6 years) and he said, "Yes, All the time!"....he went on to add that they were "Space Shuttle launches".........Which obviously could NOT be.....Over LA? Towards the West (over the ocean)?? Once the halo had "disappated" we thought we could see a light (like a satellite...but a bit brighter and larger) FAR away.......seemed to be the distance of a satellite......but Much higher in the sky. Later on my friend said she saw a report on the LA news that there had been some sort of "missle launch/test" at 9:15 p.m. on that very night. If this IS the case I would LOVE for someone to let me know....because what WE saw sure didn't look like what I would think a missle launch would look like. Background of observers......We were NOT in any sort of altered state whatsoever ...and were NOT tired at ALL. I have a college degree in Psychology and my friend has her master's degree in Psychology.