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Occurred : 1/26/2008 18:15 (Entered as : 1/26/08 18:15)
Reported: 1/27/2008 11:04:08 AM 11:04
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:5 minutes
1-28-08: 5 Large burning pieces entering atmosphere over Los Angeles

Did not appear to be and alien ship.

1-28-08 in the evening sky almost dark at 6:00 to 6:15 PM Los Angeles 5 huge pieces entering the atmosphere west southwest of Los Angeles, possibly over the pacific ocean but look close enough to be on land viewed from an area close to Disneyland looking west and slightly south.

5 Large pieces of something entering the atmosphere one at a time with a small arrowhead fire trail then taking full shape to appear to be 500 ft or more in length and rectangular falling but looking as if flying for the first few seconds then really bright almost white then falling and appearing to be flopping around in the air and at this point the fire was less bright and leaving an orange fiery trail but the objects still burned relatively bright.

One of the pieces was flaming and going to the ground and looked so close you were almost expecting to see some sort of impact secondary explosion of some sort. The rest of the pieces almost seemed to disappear before going below the telephone lines and houses across the street and out of view.

My son spotted this on 1-28-08 in the evening sky almost dark at 6:00 to 6:15 PM. He ran inside telling me to look at these huge strange lights in the sky so I slipped my shoes on and immediately went out to see it and called my wife out to see it and we were all stunned. The event lasted for approximately 4 or 5 minutes.

We immediately turned on the news and flipped through the local channels looking for something but nothing on the news. We turned on the news radio expecting to hear something but there was nothing. I called 911 and reported it to the local police who said they had 1 call preceding mine and that 2 of their officers were on the radio reporting having seen the same thing. We wanted to make sure it was not the Shuttle but looked up on line and it appears the shuttle is still on earth.

We searched all local and other news on the web and found nothing. Continued to watch our news and nothing but reports of the dead spy satellite that was due to crash into earth in the next month. That story broke exactly 2 hours before we saw this. The next day nothing in the news or the papers nothing on the web. This seems odd to me.

I am guessing it was a satellite breaking up and maybe these were large solar panels but they must have been huge. I am not sure if anyone reading this can estimate size and distance but they appeared to be about an inch or so long in a photograph when entering the atmosphere above telephone lines across the street from my house so looking up about 50 feet in the south west sky.

I estimate they must have been much larger than a jumbo jet.

They were so large all I could think of was the international space station having some problem. Please if there is any news about this please let me know.

Thank you.