|Occurred : 1/2/2004 11:45 (Entered as : 01/02/2004 11:45)
Reported: 2/14/2004 1:40:36 AM 01:40
Location: Long Beach/Lakewood City Limt, CA
|I also seen the shiny bright triangle!
Seen the same triangle that the aerospace engineer in El Segundo seen on the 2nd of January 2004 at 11:45 AM while returning from breakfast at Uncle Bud's restruant.
Right after turning East on Del Amo Blvd. from south bound Clark Ave. I saw what appeared to be a meteor at first streaking straght down leaving a heavy blue tinted smoke trail behind it. Then I noticed that it was triangle shape and bigger than any normal jet liner that I have ever seen, bigger than a C-5.
The next thing it did was a 180" barrel roll really quick with the smoke trails off the "wing tips" following them like you would see an airplane in a air show do.
Then the smoke comeing off the thing changed to a light rusty brown for the last 1/5th of the total length of the smoke trail it was leaving (about 2000' to 3000' in lenght). Then it just disappeared, quit, was gone just leaving the smoke trail to drift slowly to the East East South.
I would say that it disapeared at about 5000' to 6000' ASL over the City of Cypress CA. The angle of the view of the elevation at my location was about 11 O' clock high and the angle South off Del Amo Blvd. was about 5'.
The "wing tips" and nose of the thing were bright blue/white and the body was shiny bright like it was coverd with the light from an arc welder's arc.
A Lakewood Sheriff also witnessed this after he pulled into the lane next to me after makeing a left turn from Civic Center Dr.onto Del Amo Blvd. East bound.
He was still looking at the smoke trail as I glanced around before jogging right onto the service road for my tract. That's when I got a good look at the two color smoke trail because by the time I pulled into my driveway about a min and a half later the smoke trail was despersing and was all one color now (smokey light blue).
All I can say is that this thing was hauling ass and I was waiting for a sonic boom but heard nothing as it was a nice clear morning and the marine layer had just burned off and I had my window rolled down and the sliding back window of my pick up open.
Mr. Davenport and the NUFORC webmaster, you people are doing a bang up job. Keep up the good work. The truth is "UP" there.