|Occurred : 7/21/2000 12:10 (Entered as : 7/21/2000 12:10)
Reported: 8/6/2000 02:42
Location: Nothridge, CA
|Two completely different objects floating in the sky near Van Nuys CA.
Exact location from where I had the sighting was in the parking lot of plaza located on the Northwest corner of Reseda and Nordhoff in the city of Northridge CA. about 25 miles North of Hollywood. There is a grocery store hooked to a chain of other stores in the shape of an L. In the corner of the plaza is a resturaunt called the Hot Wok Cafe. I was walking through the parking lot towards the Hot Wok cafe which means that I was walking towards the Northwest, just before I got to the resturaunt I looked just above the roofline of the plaza and saw perhaps a few hundred feet above the ground maybe two or three hundred feet away what looked like a plastic bag being carried around by the wind. The first thing to come to mind was a scene in a movie called American Beauty that focused on a plastic bag dancing in the wind that seemed to have a life of it's own. I thought it was interesting that a plastic bag could be carried so far in the air even though I could not really tell if it was actually a plastic bag or not, ot only behaved like a plastic bag being spun and carried slightly back and forth in the air. I was about to dismiss the sight alltogether since I was meeting a friend in the resturaunt and did not want to keep them waiting when I realized that this "bag" had pretty much stayed in a very small area. If it was a bag then the wind that kept the bag in the air also caused it to flutter in float in the same spot for about three minutes. At this time I couldn't take my eyes off of it, I had to see it either fall or flutter away but it stayed in pretty much the exact spot. After a couple of minutes I decided I need to go into the resturaunt and meet my friend, nothing was happening with the "bag" and I only had an hour for lunch. I went in and looked around and saw that I had been stood up, or my friend had not arrived yet so I ran back into the parking lot and resumed my examination of this object in the sky that was still there in the same spot, fluttering in the exact same manner. Only now there was a small, fuzzy, light colored sspherical object right next to it. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me since I don't have the best eyesight in the world and I have to stare at a computer screen all day. I looked away and looked back again and the little dot was still there right next to the "bag". I watched for maybe about three or four minutes and noticed that the new object, the "dot" was very slowly moving out of sight. It took about a minute before I couldn't see it anymore. The "bag" remained in the same place. I watched maybe anothe rminute and decided to inquire in the resturaunt if there had been anyone in there within the past 30 minutes meeting the description of my friend. The attendant at the front said no so I gave up and decided to get some cheaper food across the parking lot and walked back out. I looked into the sky again and saw that the object was gone. I scanned the sky and saw nothing else. This occured on what I remember to be a clear and hot day. I would be very interested to read reports from any other witnesses that might have seen something similar in the same area that same day and time.