|Occurred : 12/20/2008 16:55 (Entered as : 12/20/08 16:55)
Reported: 12/20/2008 6:33:00 PM 18:33
Location: West Los Angeles, CA
|Red fireball over the sky of the West Los Angeles area.
I live in California. The West Los Angeles area. I was driving in the 10th freeway going westbound. It was 4:55 p.m., when I was exiting the freeway on N. Bundy Dr.
As I was getting to the end of the exit, I saw what appeared to be a red fireball in the sky traveling Westbound. I told my brother to look at it, too. I was not sure if I was right, at first I thought it was an airplane and he said no, than he assured that in fact it was a red fireball.
As I got off on Bundy Dr., my car was facing North of Bundy Dr. and I stopped. My brother, son and I looked West of Bundy Dr. to keep seeing the object. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone but somehow the picture did not come out. Maybe the clarity of the daylight prevented that. I can't explain that.
We kept on driving Northbound on Bundy Dr. for another 1-2 min. and finally pulled over to the side of the road and kept looking at this object. As the object was traveling west, it kept getting bigger and traveling at a faster pace. The object dived at a fast speed. After it dived we were not able to see it anymore, due to the fact that there were buildings blocking our view. According to the direction this object was traveling, we assumed it must have landed in the sea. We really don't know this for a fact. I did not notice if other people pulled over, but I was more curious and worried to find out what this object was. I really paid no attention to my surroundings.
We saw this object for approximately 10-15 min. We decided to go home and called 911, just to report it and find out if other people had called.