|Occurred : 2/10/2018 16:00 (Entered as : 02/10/2018 16:00)
Reported: 2/10/2018 5:06:00 PM 17:06
Location: North Hollywood, CA
|2/10/2015 16:00 local Glittering diamond silver in color
I was watching an airplane fly over. I noted a glittering object high up that was stationary. The object was glittering with silver colored sparkles. The object after ten minutes began to slowly move. Then was stationary.
I went inside and got my client to also witness. She also saw the object. I used my cell phone to video and get stills. I will have to process them.
By the time I was able to borrow binoculars from my client to get a better look, the object had vanished.
I am a commercially rated pilot and certified flight instructor/instrument, also hold airframe and power plant mechanic certificate. Bachelor and Master degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I teach aircraft mechanics.
Very sure was not a mylar balloon. I have seen those before' they do not glitter like this. Wind was calm. A mylar balloon at this altitude would not survive. Local weather at kvny.
Issued Feb 10, 2340Z, valid from Feb 11, 0000Z until Feb 12, 0000Z, Wind is variable at 5 knots, greater than 6 statute miles visibility, Scattered Clouds at 5,000 feet From Feb 11, 0500Z, Wind from 040° at 8 knots, greater than 6 statute miles visibility, Sky Clear From Feb 11, 0900Z, Wind from 360° at 13 knots, greater than 6 statute miles visibility, Sky Clear From Feb 11, 2000Z, Wind from 330° at 8 knots, greater than 6 statute miles visibility, Sky Clear.