|Occurred : 9/10/2008 09:50 (Entered as : 09/10/08 09:50)
Reported: 9/11/2008 1:26:11 PM 13:26
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
|Daylight Cigar / Cylinder Shape Flying Object
Driving northbound 101 near the Tampa Ave exit in the San Fernando Valley at approx. 9:50 AM, I saw a very bright, cylindrical object in the sky. The object looked similar to the body of a 747 without the tail or wings. However, it was the size of the object that caught my attention.
Living near the Burbank Airport, I see many planes from varying distances. For the distance this object seemed to be, it was much larger than a 747, about 80% longer and 40% wider, again with no wings or tail. The object was very shiny & metallic in comparison to typical aircraft. It appeared to be cylindrical due to the shadow and shading that implied a curvature of a cigar-shape.
I watched it fly horizontally into light clouds. At this time, I had slowed down to watch the object pass and waited for it to exit through the clouds, which were sparse. I did not see it emerge. Given the time I saw it traveling, the object would have appeared relatively quickly from the cloud.
As I was driving northbound and the object was ahead of me at about 1 o'clock, I had time to check the cloud as I approached and passed it. From the angles that I had, I never saw it again.