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Occurred : 1/10/2001 18:20 (Entered as : 01/10/01 6:20PM)
Reported: 1/11/2001 14:15
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Eagle Rock, CA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:2-4 minutes
1/10/01 6:20 PM. Saw a large elongated tube cigar like object. Dark outside. Several long stream blinking lights. I was bewildered

From my living room window which overlooks terrific views of San Gabriel Mountains, 6;20pm. I noticed a helicopter hovering in a still position in front of the house clsoer towards the 134 West freeway are. AAttempting to shine its spot light upward into the sky at something. Then noticed an object approaching helicopter it appeared to be very elongated/ tubular/ cigar shapped with one long stream of white strobe blinking lights from front end to back end. Moving right towards helicopter/ helicopter fled and flew away extremely quickly. I maintained my visual sight of this craft for about 2-3 more minutes until it got so far away, i couldn't see it anymore.It flew in an up and down position as it wa fyling away. I saw the color of some of it. Dark Grey. No Wings, No extra lights, no other colors of light except one small red light on back end of the tube shaped object.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length with this witness, and we found her to be extremely credible and convincing. We contacted the Pasadena Police Air Unit, whose jurisdiction this area is in, and, due to bad weather on this date, they had helicopters in the air for only 26 minutes. The illustration submitted by the witness is reminiscent of a Hughes 500 helicopter, which has a distinctive egg-shaped fuselage. We would like to talk to the crew of the helicopter. A similar sighting was reported from Woodland, CA, several days earlier, we understand from the witness. PD))