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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/6/2023 17:30 (Entered as : 04/06/2023 5:30 PM)
Reported: 4/6/2023 8:49:00 PM 20:49
Posted: 4/9/2023
Location: Just east of Catalina Island, CA
Shape: Other
Duration: 3 Seconds
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
Small orb with satellite like appendages, skinny barbs

Flying in Southwest Flight 2032 from Sacramento to OC John Wayne Airport we had just passed by Catalina Island, Had beautiful clear views for miles and has been enjoying the view, as we moved passed island i sat back n my seat on the right side of aircraft and looked out window toward the wing I was in about 5th row from back,
I saw a light , emerge below the wing out about 200 yards , I focussed in on it it as we passed by it, I could see metallic spike antenna like things sticking out, of it the white light . The light was best guess, 1-3' tic tac shape and the 4+ spikes seemed about 6-7 times longer. It moved from my left to right and I couldn't recognize as anything I had seen before, I am a RPIC pilot, but the antennas on top 1set at 20 and 60 degrees. I didn't have time to really look down as we passed in around 3 seconds or less.
Immediately I asked the guy siting in front of me who I could tell had been looking out side and he confirmed. He first said light, then said maybe drone and he wanted to explain away but all the other planes ships etc were very clear and hard to mistake. He was questing why it was so close.
I had been taking photos but had just put my phone away , super clear calm still ocean below.