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Sighting Reports 2008

Video Taken of Aerial Object in Front of Sun

Still Image Extracted From Video.
Still Image Extracted From Video.
(Click on Image to Play Video.)

Manhattan Beach is the Location Where the Video Was Taken.
Manhattan Beach is the Location Where the Video Was Taken.

Date of Sighting: April 28, 2008
Time of Sighting: 7:17 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: May 20, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Video Was About 19 Seconds Duration
Location of Sighting: Manhattan Beach, California (See Map)
Latitude: 33.89 Degrees North
Longitude: 118.4 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Los Angeles Airport Reported Clear Skies and a Visibility of 10 Miles Near the Time That the Video Was Taken. Winds Were of Variable Direction at 4 MPH. (The Video Shows That Skies Were Partly Cloudy at the Location About 2 Miles South of the Airport.)

Description: The video was taken with my cell phone from my home balcony. I have lived with an ocean view in North Manhattan Beach for 15 years. Los Angeles Airport is 2 miles to the north. What I saw was an opaque triangle structure that was letting NO light through. It was casting very straight line shadows onto the other clouds to the East of it. This was very strange. It looked better in person. However, in the video I have attached the light from the sun setting is being altered at the bottom of the triangle. You can see a very solid horizontal line parallel to the water above the sun setting. It also looked as if something was cloaking (cloud) in the top right of the triangle. Slow it down and speed it up. The video does show what I saw: A huge opaque triangle over Los Angeles. If you fiddle with the contrast and color, you can see it a little better. If you have video enhancing software to play with the video to bring out the triangle ship, I would appreciate a copy. I know I saw something! Maybe someone else did too?

Comments: I am not able to discern the triangular shape of the object from the video. The video was taken with a cell phone camera so the resolution is low. However, given that the witness saw a triangle needs to be taken into account. The video does show an object between the witness and the sun that looks to be in a pattern of disappearing and reappearing. The object appears to be stationary during the time that the video was taken.

Update May 21, 2008: We received a comment that the object in the video was caused by blinded CCD image pixels of the video camera. It was stated that this happens if you take pictures against the sun or another high power light source.

UFOS Northwest Comment: The writer of the above comments may very well be right. However, it is important to remember that the witness saw an unusual triangular object and attempted to take a video. Therefore the object in the photo could very well be the object as seen by the witness.