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Occurred : 3/7/2011 19:45 (Entered as : 03/07/2011 19:45)
Reported: 3/7/2011 10:01:36 PM 22:01
Posted: 3/10/2011
Location: Van Nuys, CA
Shape: Disk
Duration:3-4 seconds
Fast moving lights seen over Van Nuys California

Looking North over the city of Van Nuys California.

I saw 3-4 four lights, non blinking, red and yellow, can't remember the numbers exactly but I think more red than yellow, it was only for a period of 3-5 seconds, so really not sure of the exact quantity of lights. The size is hard to say as I have no idea how far or close it was, but it moved very fast. The shape I did not see, only lights, and they were shaped in the proverbial oval/circular shape.

Here is my recollection, I was looking out of our sliding glass door, as I do every night while having dinner. I watched these lights come into view and they banked in such a way, my initial first second or two thought was, something might be blowing in the wind, as we had winds tonight, but then I realized the lights weren't blinking and they went up and out of my view at a severe angle and in my mind I instantly knew this was not a plane or helicopter.

I jumped up and went to the sliding door, 8-10 feet away, all the while looking in the same sky area. I opened the sliding door and nothing was there and everything was quiet, ruling out a helicopter or even a plane. It all happened so fast, I have to say, for a few minutes afterward, I wondered what I had seen.

But on reflection, all of my moves were instinctual and that I saw something out of the ordinary. It has clicked in me- that this wasn't what I've been looking out of this window for years at, the various planes, helicopters, even asteroids/meteors. This moved very differently, smoothly and then quickly. From my POV, I see the planes that are on approach to land at Burbank airport and I'm use to seeing things move relatively slowly through the sky. If you have ever been to an RC plane park and have seen how fast the planes fly by in the sky, that is similar to what I saw, though, in this case, no sound.

If I had anything to add, I would only add that, it was initially moving like how a helicopter would bank on a turn at low altitude, but this bank was still on an upward incline and then the lights rose up at a steep (maybe 45 degree angle) out that initial circular pattern. I also called the local police and said, just in case anyone has reported seeing something and they said, well you have (hmmmm okay, I guess just me!?)