Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
was driving with my then-girlfriend, late one afternoon
before sunset... I had to lean forward to be able to see
up through the windshield to observe 3 identical black
triangular objects... The objects were motionless and
we could not hear any noise from the objects... The objects
were in a loose triangle formation separated from each
other by a distance of approximately 5 times their individual
While stopped at a traffic light in West LA in my car,
my girlfriend pointed to something above us. I leaned
forward and looked up through the windshield to see three
motionless black triangles. We lost sight of them soon
after we resumed driving.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
No. of Witnesses: 2
Duration: 30 seconds
triangular objects with no markings, lights, reflections
or familiar aircraft features (stabilizers, etc.)."
arms length, the objects appeared to be less than 2 inches
across. The actual size appeared close to that of a private
or fighter jet. The objects appeared to be equilateral
triangles with less than 100 feet per side."
to Object(s) and Altitude
overhead. My guess would be around 7,500 feet in altitude."
Los Angeles (urban), just west of the intersection of
Pico and Sawtelle Blvds, close to Santa Monica airport."
Description and Details
the summer of 2000, I was driving with my then-girlfriend,
late one afternoon before sunset, westbound on Pico Blvd.
just west of Sawtelle Blvd. While stopped at a traffic
light, she pointed to something she saw in the sky which
was almost directly over us. I had to lean forward to
be able to see up through the windshield to observe 3
identical black triangular objects. I observed them for
less than 30 seconds. The objects were motionless and
we could not hear any noise from the objects. There were
no markings, lights, reflections or familiar aircraft
features (stabilizers, etc.), just a solid black object.
The objects were in a loose triangle formation, separated
from each other by a distance of approximately 5 times
their individual width. What struck me most was their
stillness and almost silhouette-like appearance."
impression is that the objects were the size of private
jets or fighter planes. They were significantly higher
in altitude that the normal Santa Monica airport traffic
that occurs regularly in that area, enough so that a closed
fist at arms length could have covered two of the objects
(were they spaced tip to tip)."
observing them, I moved my head to change my viewing angle
so as to verify that this was not caused by debris on
the windshield or reflections. These were definitely airborne
the traffic light changed to green, I resumed driving,
but was unable to see the objects again since they were
nearly directly overhead. Once we had driven a few blocks
so that the objects should have been easier to view from
a shallower angle, the sky was empty where they had been."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
the shape of the craft, their hovering behavior and sudden
apparent disappearance, I assume that the objects were
either undisclosed advanced aircraft or extraterrestrial
the time, I was working in the entertainment industry
as an artist for an internet animation studio. I have
a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and am currently self-employed
as an illustrator."
on UFOs, before and after sighting
have a strong interest in UFOs, both before and after
my sighting. I have read several books on the subject
and seen several documentaries, as well as listened to
the Coast to Coast radio program. I have found that this
interest and the knowledge I have acquired has made me
more of a skeptical observer than I was before since I
am more aware of the conventional sighting explanations."
sighting is consistent with other "Black Triangle"
sightings listed here and on other UFO sites."
Location: Towson, MD, USA