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Occurred : 10/7/2018 19:22 (Entered as : 10/7/18 19:15)
Reported: 10/7/2018 10:15:18 PM 22:15
Posted: 10/12/2018
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
I walked out of Trader Joe's to the parking lot and saw at least a dozen people pointing up to the sky; pointing and gasping looking due north toward/above Palos Verdes from Long Beach. I have never made any such report before but this was truly a strange event. The sky was cloudless but for only a few miles square in this northern part of the sky; and in the middle of this "clearing" there was a large spotlight- like a flashlight around 1/2 the size of the moon shining eastward. The power of this perfectly focused and precise light was extremely intense and appeared to cover at least 50 miles shining parallel to the ground at, and I'm guessing of course, a height of around 20,000 feet? This enormous spotlight/flashlight was not moving whatsoever; it was transfixed in the night sky. Witnesses were absolutely freaked out, and although I am not too excited about much of anything, I will admit that this was quite creepy and without obvious, logic! al explanation. My 9 yr old daughter will not stop talking about it. We took photos. It lasted full strength for around 20 minutes and then abruptly tapered off, and close shut, in around 15 seconds. Then all the witnesses started talking together, comparing notes, trying to figure out what we'd seen. It was a professional crowd and yes there was some anxiety among everyone. I cannot find a single report anywhere of this event but then again I am not part of the UFO community.