The following exert is an eye witness statement. Please read into it what you will. This has been reported to mufon who I am sure are investigating:
I was biking south back home from end of the bike path in pacific palisades after a short 15 minute reading break when i noticed the fascinatingly bright object over the water in the distance between myself and catalina island. i stopped, pulled out my phone and fumbled to get it to record the video.
i managed to record about a minute of it before it blinked out of existence, with approximately 20 seconds of time lapsing before i started recording.
the video at first was somewhat disappointing reviewing on my phone, however i looked at the uncompressed file in premier and zoomed in 400x frame by frame and i’m satisfied it wasn’t a complete let down.
a few observational notes
1. it had structure – seemed to be a odd/lumpy shaped oval/potato, the infamous ‘tic tac’ video comes to mind
2. it was off shore, south west of what looked like lax area or el segundo
3. i’m 99.99999999999% sure this was not on the island, which is approx 45 miles from where i was. there was a good amount of marine layer between the object and the island which you can see in the video.