NUFORC Sighting 175096

Occurred: 2023-03-22 21:22 Local
Reported: 2023-03-23 15:55 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Location details: Interstate 10 east bound at approximately Hoover St exit

Shape: Other
Characteristics: Lights on object

Object fixed in the sky at relatively low height of approximately several hundred feet but likely less than 1,000 feet.

At roughly 9:22 pm on the evening of 22 Mar 2023, I was driving eastbound on the Interstate 10 approaching downtown Los Angeles. The skies were partly cloudy, but the lit skyline of downtown LA was clearly visible. I had one passenger in the car with me.

Just passing the La Cienega Blvd exit on the I-10 East, I clearly discerned something that caught my eye in the sky, which I had initially written off as a cloud. What seemed odd what that there was a red light to one side of where I was looking, and a white light on the other side. At that point I had written it off as an airplane. But, whatever it was seemed to be fixed; it did not seem to move.

Again, I didn't think anything of it, but as I kept driving, I glanced in that direction again and it had not moved from its place in the sky. At that point, I figured it to be an antenna on one of the mountain ranges far in the distance beyond downtown LA, but that would be impractical from where I was in proximity to the mountain ranges.

And as I got closer to it, I began to notice the shape of an object. By now, I was roughly at the Crenshaw Blvd exit of the I-10 east. The object, again, had not moved from its place in the sky. The shape of it was like nothing that I've ever seen that could possibly perform a hovering movement, like a helicopter, balloon, drone, or dirigible.

It was at this point that I pointed it out the passenger in my car. I asked her what she thought it might be, and she was as clueless as me. So, we both kept staring at it.

It's difficult to describe the shape. It was somehow rectangular, but slightly convex along the long edges. I don't know how else to describe it. The left and right sides seemed to have protrusions. One side with a red light, the other with a white one. There were no markings on the object. I constantly observed it for movement, but it remained fixed. The remarkable shape of the object really made it stand out, because I've never seen anything like it before, and neither had my passenger.

I had the best visual of it between the Hoover St exit, and the connector to the I-110 south. I'd assume it was between 800 to 1200 feet above me as we drove under it, after which we lost sight of it.

I did extensive google searches to see if others posted things to corroborate my sighting. I even submitted a query to a local tv station. As of this writing, I have yet to see any other mention of it.

As for myself, I have been a business communications and IT consultant for 29 years. My passenger is a data analyst.

Posted 2023-04-09

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