|Occurred : 4/21/2010 19:30 (Entered as : 04/21/2010 19:30)
Reported: 4/21/2010 10:32:27 PM 22:32
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
|Stationary bright light observed foor over an hour.
At approximately 7:30 PM, I looked out the window and noticed a very bright "star" in the night sky. I stepped out onto the porch to observe it.
The light was very bright, about two to three times the size of Venus, and it's luminosity remained constant, with no "flicker".
Los Angeles was overcast and rainy, and looking around I couldn't see any other "stars", and even the moon was having trouble shining through the haze. (the moon was directly overhead).
The object was about 20 degrees off the West-Northwest horizon, so thinking it could be Venus, I sat and watched it for over an hour.
During that time it never moved, although it did fade in and out, probably due to the moving cloud cover. I watched several helicopters fly across the horizon at varying distances, and all of them were easily identifiable. Eventually I came into the house to get ufocenter's phone number, and upon returning to the window I saw the object had vanished.
I don't know what it was, but it was unusual.
I have enclosed a photo of the object, taken with a cellphone camera, and gamma enhanced. (Please excuse the poor quality).