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Occurred : 11/16/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 11/16/02 19:30)
Reported: 5/27/2003 1:43:44 PM 13:43
Posted: 5/27/2003
Location: Bell Gardens, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 sec.
I saw a flying object that was the shape of Saturn all lit up and just above treetops and buildings

I was in my car traveling west on Gage Avenue in Bell Gardens, CA, when an object in the sky to the southwest caught my eye. It was a block or two away, and it was up a bit higher than the treetops. I stared at it believing it must be tethered to a used car lot or something, but it looked way stranger than anything like that; it actually looked like a fat flying saucer - almost like a little, tiny Saturn - however, it wasn't silver, it was covered with very bright lights, a light gold color. The "ring" around it was also lit up and much smaller than anything in the old sci-fi movies of the fifties. I couldn't pull over as there was nowhere to go and I would have caused an accident, so I kept my eye on it for the next several seconds till I lost sight of it due to trees and surrounding buildings. It never scared me because it looked harmless as if there were a logical explanation for it, which, of course, I thought there had to be. During the next several seconds while I'd lost sight of it, I wondered whether maybe a blimp could have "dressed up" as a flying saucer for some kind of promotional. When I saw it again, it was about a mile or two away traveling south. There was no way a blimp moves that fast or has the shape that I saw. It was perfectly round with a small ring around it and clearly was not tied to any structure. Still riding in my car after a few foiled attempts to pull over, I lost sight of it completely. Somebody else had to have seen it. It was above a densely populated area.