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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/14/2011 21:00 (Entered as : 04/14/2011 21:00)
Reported: 4/15/2011 6:30:41 AM 06:30
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: La Puente, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
glowing red light seen over La Puente, CA

At approximately 9:20 pm (Pacific Time), I walked outside of the building I work in to secure some items in my car. When I finished I turned facing west and I noticed a large unusually bright red glowing light just across the street over some buildings. At first I thought it was an airplane light since the air traffic around here is pretty steady. I quickly realized this was no plane; the light was extraordinarily bright, never flickered and seemed to be rapidly approaching me. It was coming eastbound very quickly and it was very low. I began to run towards it across the parking lot to try to make out what it was but the light was so bright that’s all I could see.

When I first saw the object it was a ball of light but as it came closer I saw it in its profile and it appeared as a long continuous red glowing cigar shape. It was only about a football field away from me to my left and it was flying over the train yard located across from valley blvd. I then noticed a helicopter flying westbound (I believe it was an Industry Sheriff helicopter) and the object quickly shrank back into a ball shape. It was as if the object was playing chicken with the helicopter, I almost thought they were going to collide or that the object would attack because it was so low.

As the helicopter and object passed each other, the object flew over the helicopter and was probably less than 30 meters above it from my estimation, the object threw out a red almost force field like crescent moon shaped illumination towards its front end. It completely lit the sky up around it and in doing so it revealed itself. It seemed like a ball of mercury, it was silverish and perfectly round. The light shown for a few seconds and quickly faded into nothing although I could still see the circular object, as if it were driving with the lights out and there seemed to be very small electrical charges going off in front of it and I literally watched it fade into nothing.

I bet anything that the pilots in that chopper saw it too; there is no way they couldn’t have. It was heading right for them and when it threw that red field out I know it illuminated the inside of their chopper. So unreal I'm still in complete awe…

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Vandenberg AFB at 21:24 hrs. (Pacific). PD))