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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/8/2004 08:00 (Entered as : 03/08/1904 8:00)
Reported: 3/14/2004 8:46:51 PM 20:46
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 45 min
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Dozens, maybe 100 plane trails over San Fernando Valley and Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles

On Monday morning, March 8, 2004 I noticed dozens, perhaps a hundred plane trails streaking across the sky, all going from Southeast - Northwest, into the mountains near the Topanga/ Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. I have never seen anything like it. There were SO MANY trails, not double trails as if from a twin exhaust, but single trails. Furthermore, and this is going to sound even more bizarre, the trails seemed to almost like form clouds or attract clouds or something. Because as I was passing through the Sepulveda pass I noticed that they kind of aggregated together in a "cloudlike" mass - not smokey like, but feathery like a cloud.

In final I would like to note that some trails seemed to begin mid sky - with no faded trail prior to where the observed trail began - as if it, perhaps, came in from a very high altitude (or, I suppose, turned on the "jets" mid sky).

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness was looking at contrails behind high-flying jet aircraft. PD))