Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 07152010 21:00)
Reported: 7/16/2010 11:41:38 AM 11:41
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright White light, hovering still 30 mins.. Then moving away slowly, over NW Los Angeles County

In the 9 pm hour noticed a particularly bright white light in western sky. It was strange because it was a hazy night, and no stars or planets were visible, as it was not a clear enough evening. Not only was this visible, but it was exceptionally bright.

The object was stationary, and high in the sky. I showed my wife who also thought it was strange, because no stars could be seen, but this could. I decided to stand on my porch with binoculars and look closer.

It was difficult to make out any discernible shape, because the white light was too bright. But it was just sitting still in the sky. No aviation lights blinking of any kind. No detectable movement. It was definitely not a helicopter, or plane. I watched commercial planes fly by it, and sometimes under it, on their approach to LAX and Burbank airports.

I mad sure not to move my position on my porch, so that I could keep the lights position in perspective against the visual landmarks I was comparing its position too. It remained still, lined up in the same spot and not moving. I judged this by relating it's position to a palm tree, and telephone lines in my line of view.

It was hard to judge how far away it was, because I don't know how big it was. It definitely wasn't close by. I would guess hovering somewhere between Woodland Hills and Malibu, CA, both due west of my location.

After about 30 mins I was ready to give up, having decided it simply must be a very bright viewing of Venus or something, when it suddenly (albeit slowly) started moving to the north and further away (out towards the ocean, maybe near Thousand Oaks, CA).

I watched closely, and had my wife join me. She had been checking it's location from time to time, during the half hour. She completely agreed that it had moved significantly off the spot it had hovered, completely still in, and was moving away.

I felt that it also seemed less bright, and possibly even a slightly orange hue, during its exiting the area.

Eventually it was out of our view. Too far gone.

We have no explanation.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. Hence, we are unable to communicate with the person, in order to apprise hiPD))