Occurred: 2018-11-26 19:55 Local
Reported: 2018-11-26 22:51 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: San Pedro, CA, USA

Shape: Triangle

V shaped formation of lights over Long Beach /Orange County area.

On 11/26/2018, at approximately 1955hrs, I was traveling eastbound on 19th street just east of Western Ave in the city of San Pedro, CA. In the eastern sky and fairly low to the horizon, I observed two orange orbs of light that appeared to be stationary and were glowing brightly then dimming. The lights were possibly over the area of Long Beach or possibly further towards the east. The lights were horizontally positioned with the right orb glowing brighter. Suddenly a third light appeared then an additional 2 lights, forming a V shape. The last three lights then dimmed and disappeared leaving only two lights that seemed to move further to the east and out of my line of sight. Additionally, while the lights were in the V shape formation, they appeared to have moved clockwise before the three lights disappeared.

I am currently employed as a police officer and have flight experience in rotor craft and I am familiar with the various types of aircraft. I observed no anti collision lights and the maneuver of the lights were unlike any aircraft that I have seen.


We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he seemed to us to be exceptionally sober-minded and capable. We suspect that he is an unusually reliable witness. PD

Posted 2018-11-30

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