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Occurred : 3/8/2004 08:00 (Entered as : 03/08/1904 8:00)
Reported: 3/14/2004 8:46:51 PM 20:46
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:45 min
Dozens, maybe 100 plane trails over San Fernando Valley and Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles

On Monday morning, March 8, 2004 I noticed dozens, perhaps a hundred plane trails streaking across the sky, all going from Southeast - Northwest, into the mountains near the Topanga/ Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. I have never seen anything like it. There were SO MANY trails, not double trails as if from a twin exhaust, but single trails. Furthermore, and this is going to sound even more bizarre, the trails seemed to almost like form clouds or attract clouds or something. Because as I was passing through the Sepulveda pass I noticed that they kind of aggregated together in a "cloudlike" mass - not smokey like, but feathery like a cloud.

In final I would like to note that some trails seemed to begin mid sky - with no faded trail prior to where the observed trail began - as if it, perhaps, came in from a very high altitude (or, I suppose, turned on the "jets" mid sky).

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness was looking at contrails behind high-flying jet aircraft. PD))