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Occurred : 6/20/2010 13:40 (Entered as : 06/20/10 13:40)
Reported: 6/20/2010 2:58:07 PM 14:58
Posted: 6/23/2010
Location: Torrance, CO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 min
Glowing/reflective object clears coastline and makes odd movements around airport in Torrance CA

First it is important to let anyone who reads this that I am someone who has always wanted to see the unknown. Therefore I am always trying to debunk what my mind wants me to think.

I live4-5 miles from the Redondo Beach coastline. There is an airport ½ mile from my home, There have been a few times that a plane coming from over the ocean toward the airport seems to glow but I quickly figure out that it must be the sun reflecting off of the water and giving the appearance of a plane glowing. The two times this has happened after a few minutes the plane looses reflection from the water and shows itself.

Today however I was stumped. I wondered, not sure why, outside of the overhang of my carport and looked directly up beyond the airport airspace. I saw what I quickly thought was a plane that had caught the sun that was behind me. My first thought was that this plane must be some aluminum shell picking up every possible reflection it could to give the appearance that this plane was flickering with fire. The reflection was flickering like Morse code or something in that type of pattern. The light moved at normal plane speed from west over the coast line to east about 5 miles past my location, slightly higher than 75% of the planes that come through this area. Once it traveled far from me I expected the reflection to dim but it maintained it’s glow well. I was somewhat perplexed but I still felt it was a plane. At the 5 mile point past my location it turn upward and traveled to a greater altitude, before turning back at what appeared to be around the same speed as many of the! WW11 planes and sesna’s that decentin to the airport landing strip. The glowing golden object came back past the airport heading west and then stopped it’s westwardly movement. It help position for the most part in one area for the next five minutes. There was some minor attitude changes but it maintained a very still and silent hold of it’s position. The moment it stopped movement I was not thinking plane anymore. I was able to go in my house twice to get my phone camera and my digital camera, both times when I came outside it had not moved and continued it Glowing flashes.I made one final dash inside my home begging my girlfriend to come outside, when I came out the last time the object was gone.

Could it have been some type of metallic object like an aluminum balloon that appeared to be farther than it was, therefore it looked like it was traveling at plane speed and it just happened to catch the sun reflection and wind patterns that created its movement? I thought about that at certain point when I did not think it was a plane anymore but when I came out of my home for the third time after a 10-15 second absence the object was gone. Before I went inside it was not moving at all and in 15 seconds it disappeared.

I am not saying it was a UFO, but it was not something I could deduce, and going outside for noreason in the first place is a bit weird.

Not one of the photos I took had anything on them except for blue sky