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Occurred : 12/23/2003 19:22 (Entered as : 12/23/2003 19:28)
Reported: 12/23/2003 9:39:59 PM 21:39
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Norwalk, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:8 minutes
Bright red light crashed to ground over Los Angeles County Area

We spotted it at 7:22 pm, tuesday, dec. 23, 2003.The light was very bright red, redder than the light on a plane flying by.Red was the only thing we could see, so bright you couldnt see the body of the object. It was moving what we thought was unusually slow for a plane.It was moving in a northwestern direction, more north, then it appeared to stop in mid-air for about 5 seconds then it changed directions and headed in a western direction, in the direction of the Los Angeles international airport. But it started gaining altitude rapidly as it was getting lighter and lighter. Then at 7:28 it suddenly started falling out of the sky toward the ground in a straight line down. The light was flickering on and off as if an engine was struggling to turn on. But the light didnt flicker in a pattern. I lost sight of it falling but I continued to follow it in the direction it was falling and it reappeard still falling and flickering. I would describe the flickering as if someone was turning on a light off and on rapidly and sporadically. I contacted the FAA emergency line but they werent helpfull at all. I contacted 4 MAJOR Los Angeles tv news stations and they werent helpful either. I also called Edwards Air Force Base and they gave me the number for the UFO center and told me they couldnt help me anymore. I dont know how radar could not have tracked this thing because there were other planes around everywhere and it fell out of the sky to the ground.

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