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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 12/30/2006 18:30 (Entered as : 12/30/06 18:30)
Reported: 12/30/2006 8:59:12 PM 20:59
Location: Venice, CA
Duration: 6 seconds
|This was one half of a V formation (like migrating ducks and geese) --- the 5 lights or reflectors were seen flying at an angle going from West to East. They seemed to be on a dimmer as they were hard to see -yet they had an essence of being reflectors instead of bulbs emitting light --- no engine sound but a very slight whishing. Each light seemed to be about the size of a dime at arms length. Altitude was around 3500 ft. The entire sighting could have been no more than 6 seconds to cross the sky as much as I could see from my yard.
I live in Venice 5 blocks from the beach --- as there are lots of city lights about my viewing is somewhat limited.
In November around the same time of evening I saw the same formation only a full V --- 11 lights total ---- as they crossed the sky and before losing sight of them the light at the apex seemed to move to the right leg of the V --- I thought it was a flock of geese and dismissed it as "wishful UFO sighting" --- however, each light was about the size of a dime at arms length. I would estimate the altitude to be around 3500 ft.
The most curious thing was that I knew earlier today that I should go out tonight and that I would see the lights again.
Around 6:15pm I bundled up and joined the cats on the trampoline for observation. Seeing only 1/2 of what I had seen before was a little disappointing but it flew in the exact same spot and at the same speed with the same silent whishing - like a big bird passing overhead.
I have spent many evenings in my yard looking at the sky and lots of air traffic.
My father was a pilot and I have extensive knowledge of military, commercial, and private aircraft --- and many years of attending air shows in the LA area.