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Occurred : 3/3/2002 12:00 (Entered as : 03/03/02 12:00)
Reported: 9/12/2002 6:06:04 PM 18:06
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: El Segundo, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
silver sphere over refinery by LAX

At approximately 12 noon, on or about 3 March, 2002 I saw a silver, spherical object (looked like a giant ball of tinfoil) floating over the El Segundo Refinery. The airspace over the refinery is restricted. The object hovered at approx. 1000ft and was about the size of a minivan, and was being buffeted by the 10-15mph wind blowing from the Northeast to the Southwest.(The wind normally blows from West to East). The object slowly floated up in a northern direction but generally remained over the refinery and south El Segundo, California. If it was a balloon of any type, the wind would have blown it out over the ocean. As it floated out of sight, the shape seemed to waiver(did not maintain a distinct shperical shape)

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))