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Occurred : 12/11/2003 17:50 (Entered as : 12/11/1904 17:50)
Reported: 12/11/2003 8:04:27 PM 20:04
Posted: 12/19/2003
Location: Pasadena, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Very bright stationary light in vicinity of LAX.

While at work I saw a very bright, unmoving, unblinking light SW of my position in Pasadena, putting it over the LAX airport area. I pointed it out to my 19-year-old son, who works with me. We observed it through his infrared scope and zoom digital camera. It appeared to be a very bright, solid object without appendages. Occasionally it showed a bluish tint, but basically was white. It was clearly not an airplane, helicopter, blimp, balloon or anything else we could think of, and it was much too bright to be Jupiter or Mars. In addition, the weather on this day and evening has been very windy, especially for LA, and yet it just hung in the sky without moving for a minimum of 20 minutes. This really added to the anomaly, since any untethered object like a balloon would have moved very obviously. It must have certainly be seen by thousands of early evening (5:50 to about 6:30) rush-hour commuters. After about 20 minutes, we decided to drive towards it. We were successful in keeping it in sight, but eventually it receded and we lost sight of it in the SW skies.

((NUFORC Note: Witness intends a date in 2003. Venus currently is in the southwest sky, we believe, at the time of day indicated by witness. PD))