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Bell Gardens, CA

Sighted on Saturday 16. November 2002
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Shape: Sphere | Duration: 30 sec.
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I saw a flying object that was the shape of Saturn all lit up and just above treetops and buildingsI was in my car traveling west on Gage Avenue in Bell Gardens, CA, when an object in the sky to the southwest caught my eye. It was a block or two away, and it was up a bit higher than the treetops. I stared at it believing it must be tethered to a used car lot or something, but it looked way stranger than anything like that; it actually looked like a fat flying saucer - almost like a little, tiny Saturn - however, it wasn't silver, it was covered with very bright lights, a light gold color. The "ring" around it was also lit up and much smaller than anything in the old sci-fi movies of the fifties. I couldn't pull over as there was nowhere to go and I would have caused an accident, so I kept my eye on it for the next several seconds till I lost sight of it due to trees and surrounding buildings. It never scared me because it looked harmless as if there were a logical explanation for it, which, of course, I thought there had to be. During the next several seconds while I'd lost sight of it, I wondered whether maybe a blimp could have "dressed up" as a flying saucer for some kind of promotional. When I saw it again, it was about a mile or two away traveling south. There was no way a blimp moves that fast or has the shape that I saw. It was perfectly round with a small ring around it and clearly was not tied to any structure. Still riding in my car after a few foiled attempts to pull over, I lost sight of it completely. Somebody else had to have seen it. It was above a densely populated area.

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