|Occurred : 3/10/2006 19:00 (Entered as : 03-10-06 19:00)
Reported: 3/12/2006 1:19:36 AM 01:19
Location: Norwalk, CA
|Red flare type light over Los Angeles Area
At approximately 7:00 P.M. I witnessed a Red (flare type) Light traveling in an easterly direction. When I first saw the object it was to the west of the Norwalk area where I live in the direction of Long Beach. I thought it might be a helicopter at first but it had only a bright red light (not typical aircraft lighting). As I am quite familar with aircraft lighting I knew this was not a typical aircraft as no green or white light was visible anytime during my observation.
The object passed to the south of me (no sound was heard at any time) traveling at about a normal aircraft speed until it was a few miles directly to the east at which time it stopped. It appeared to by approximatly at about 3000 to 5000 feet. As the moon was shining brightly I could see that it had stopped between two clouds. It remaining in this position for about 10 minutes. I called my son outside at this time and we took several photographs of the object with his digital camera and 400 mm zoom lens. The photos appear as a bright flare type light. After about 10 minutes the object then began to continue east. It began to flash several time and moved away at a extremely fast speed (faster than any aircraft I have seen before. It was out of sight within 10 seconds and appeared to go down but may have just been moving away to the east at the high speed. This ended our sighting. As my son is an amatuer aviation photograper and private pilot we are quite familiar with watching aircraft but this was like nothing we have ever seen before.