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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/2000 11:45 (Entered as : 7/1/2000 11:45)
Reported: 7/2/2000 01:12
Posted: 7/11/2000
Location: San Pedro, CA
Shape: Oval
Duration: 10-15 seconds
Black oval moving without lights in the night sky.

I was sitting in my patio when I observed what I first thought was a small dark cloud moving across the sky. I realized it was moving much to fast to be a clound and it had no running lights of any kind, which I thought was strange. I ran into my house and got a pair of binoculars, and raced back outside. I located and observed the object for about 5 to 7 seconds before I lost sight. It was an oblong oval shaped object, greater in height then width, black or dark gray in color, and at first I thought it might be a hot air balloon, but then I realized the shape was wrong because it was symetrical about the horizontal axis and it was moving very fast, at least with the velocity of an aircraft. I thought I could make out vertical lines running down the side, but this impression was formed just as I was losing site. It was moving North to South across the LA Harbor area. Latitude 33.943182 Longitude -118.408042 (MapBlast). I called the LA Harbor Division Police department and at the time I called, no one else had reported see it. I am a stable, College Educated Software Engineer, 49 years old. I do not use alcohol or use drugs.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke to this witness and found him to be seemingly quite reliable. Please see other reports from California for this time and date. PD))