By Roger Marsh,
The witnesses were startled when an object first perceived to be a falling star moved quickly toward them to within 1,200 feet.
A North Glendale, CA, couple report watching an object that first appeared to be a falling star and hovered for several seconds before quickly moving toward them to within about 1,200 feet and looking like a "chubby looking plane with no wings," according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The couple was outside on their bedroom balcony when the object was first noticed.
"My view was due west and the object couldn't have been more then two to three miles away and 400 to 500 feet high (from when I first saw it)," the reporting witness stated. "It was at this point I called my wife out and we both observed it. There was a police helicopter at a 2 o'clock position from it, further back in the sky. You could clearly see the difference. The object had no flashing lights, no collision lights, etc. Just very bright yellow."
The witness assumed he was looking at a helicopter, until the object moved closer.
"The object hovered for a duration of two to three seconds, leveled off and started flying directly towards us due east towards Pasadena. I'm in North Glendale above Glenoaks off of Pacific. From my vantage point, I assumed it was somewhere over Toll Middle School initially."
The object then appeared to level off and the witnesses' wife ran inside for a camera.
"I stood staring and could clearly see a bright yellow oval-shaped light in front, with red and blue circles side-by-side, evenly spaced underneath it towards the back. It was a bright night, so I was able to make out a definite shape. By the time my wife ran back out to balcony, the object was no more than 400 yards away."
While the object was so close to the witnesses, there were no sounds.
"There was absolutely no noise. At this point we were 100 percent certain that it was not a helicopter, plane, blimp, balloon(s), or optical illusion of any kind."
The witness described the object.
"All lights on the object were rigid, and can clearly see outline. It was elongated. Best way I can describe it as a chubby looking plane with no wings. It was flat on the bottom, bright light in front, and as it passed directly overhead and out of my line of sight (couldn't see past roof of my building), I saw a much duller light in back. Closer to the blue/red lights. At closest point it was as big as a stamp in sky, furthest point it was about a one-third of one."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on January 6, 2012. The events occurred on December 30, 2011. Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, population 194,973.