12/19/2005 8:16:43 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Object was shiny, stationary, sort of just "hanging" in the sky. The object must have been large in size, as an aircraft flew past it and it seemed to be equal or smaller than the object. For an object to be seen that high by several eyewitnesses, must mean that this object was large.
Size of Object(s)
Refer to previous paragraph. Additional amplifying information--I assuming object was the size of or larger than a military aircraft; F-15, F-16 type fighter jet. Maybe two stories tall.
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
25,000-30,000 feet...hovering...stationary...just hanging in the sky
Description of Area / Surroundings
Culver City is a heavily populated area and is known for its motion picture studio communities. The most active military bases in Southern California are Miramar Marine Corps Air Station and Camp Pendleton--about two to three hours south on Interstate 5 or beyond. I have no idea where the jet came from. Another "inactive" air base is Los Alamitos located near Newport Beach is about an hour to an hour and a half south of Culver City. There are no power plants in the area--not to my knowledge. There were no reported power outages and/or electrical disturbances caused by this object.
Full Description & Details
While filming the motion picture "Click" at Sony Studios in Culver City, CA, several eyewitnesses (including myself) (all witnesses were Union and Non-Union Background Actors, Sony Studios employees, and crew members of various motion picture and television series productions) seen a metallic object in the sky. The conditions that day were: clear/blue sky/sunny. The object hovered about 25,000-30,000 feet. A military-type aircraft also flying high altitude, flew past this object. The object did not move for more than two (2) hours. Finally, all eyewitnesses were asked to proceed to a studio to perform with several Hollywood personalities. The object was silvery and shiny...as the sun reflected this object to be seen by many of the eyewitnesses. I did not initially spot this object. I was asked to go outside by another person to observe this object. I have no idea if this object was reported by another eyewitness and/or if a another report was filed. Because of the nature of where the incident took place, many skeptics may believe this object was a "prop" for a movie production. However, records indicate that NO motion pictures and/or television productions concerning aircraft or aerospace were filmed or being filmed in the vicinity--especially at such a high altitude as this object.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
No. I didn't believe it at first. I thought that it was a balloon or satellite of some sort. All eyewitnesses were convinced that it was in fact a "UFO" when the military aircraft flew past it to investigate. A similar incident occured back in the 1940's labeled the "Battle for Los Angeles", where anti-aircraft artillery batteries were firing at objects. This military plane, however, did not attack...it flew past this object twice.
4 Years Navy : Radioman (1992-1996) 4 Years Marine Corps: Electrical Engineer / Marine Air Wing (2000-2004) 54 college credits at Univ. of Pittsburgh *Security Officer, Pinkerton (1996-1998) *Data Entry, State Department Passport Applications *Participated in developmental testing at Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, MD *Background Actor on "Joey", "West Wing", "E-Ring", etc.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I was a skeptic but now a believer. It seems that who have traveled a "special path" in life are allowed to view UFOs. For example, Mr. Timothy Cooper and myself have similar backgrounds. I have detective training, worked as a security officer, and served in both the Navy in the telecommunications field and the Marine Corps in the power generation field with Air Wing, Kuwait, and Patuxent River, MD. I believed, as a Christian, that UFOs were spiritual manifestations--and still believe that. However, the mechanical aspects of UFO sightings can't be explained.
Please release Mr. Timothy Cooper's email contact info to me, as I believe that we could put our investigative tools and resources together to further research UFO phenomena.
Reported To:National UFO Reporting Center: Report # S47977
Your Location:Midlothian, Virginia USA