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Occurred : 2/20/2011 15:20 (Entered as : 2/20/2011 15:20)
Reported: 2/22/2011 9:08:21 PM 21:08
Posted: 2/23/2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:8 minutes
The weather was partially cloudy (few clouds)I was at the parking place located at the east of the Huntington Beach library. I started walking into the park (it surrounds the Library), I looked up towards the east and I noticed two bright spherical objects almost static, very high in the sky. They were moving very slowly from East to West. The two objects remained almost 6 minutes in the same position (straight up where I was). They made no sound, but they looked like very shining stars(abnormally big). The sun light was hitting them and probably it was increasing their luminosity or light reflection. As I looked around the objects, I realized that there was a third spherical object. This one was a little bit more towards the west than the other two, but still at relatively close distance from the pair straight above me. The sunshine was making the view of this third object very difficult.

I cannot tell how high or big they were, but I can tell with certainty that they were higher up then the commercial planes that constantly fly this aerial corridor.

The sighting lasted for approximately 8 minutes. The objects quickly fade while moving towards the west, in the sun direction.

The wind was blowing contrary to their heading direction. At that time, the prevalent wind was from West (Coast) to East(Mountains). The whole incident lasted (at least from the time I first saw the objects) from 15:20 to 15:28.

There were plenty of people at the park (despite the coldness of the wind), but the person nearest to me, at approximately 20 feet, was a man practicing skate boarding. He barely noticed me contemplating straight up into the sky, but he did not give any importance to my behavior.

The Huntington Beach Police Helicopter arrived at approximately 15:27, and I could hear several sirens. The helicopter was flying around the park very close from the location where I stood looking straight up to the objects.

I do not know if there was an accident or not near by, but that is common event (at least in my experience)to have the Helicopter flying over the park.