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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 52962
Log Number US-12262013-0012
Date Submitted 12/26/2013 02:03 UTC
Date of the Event 12/28/2011 11:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Saw what I took to be stationary star. after staring at it 10 min, it got several times bigger and brighter, then blinked out(gone).
Tags none

Sighting Location

City Los Angeles
Region California
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Star-like
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

Date: approximately 12-28-2011: or one day before or after at most. Time: late night: 10:30pm--1:30 am. Reporting it this late because it occurred to me that it may help someone else. I first thought it maybe was a nova, and looked for it in the news--there were no novas reported. I was sitting in a chair in my backyard looking up at the sky for over half an hour(just thinking about the year behind me) before I settled on looking at what I took to be a star. There is a power line going to my house just under the object(approximately one moons diameter), making a good reference point. I was staring right at the "star", lost in thought, for at least 10 minutes when it quickly got 3-4 times bigger, and at the same time brighter, then just blinked out--gone. It had been stationary, quiet,a steady white light,and, I would guess, miles away--towards downtown Los Angeles from me, but who really knows how far. I know the flight paths around here, and they are not in the same area, and they are ruled out anyway because this was a stationary light for over 10 minutes, on a clear night. That is all. I had just slight puzzlement and some excitement to think I may have seen a star go supernova. I will add that after it blinked out, I remained sitting out back, so total time was probably an hour to an hour and a half.

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