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UFO Sighting Over Studio City Investigated

MUFON looked into two sightings on July 4, and remain stumped.

Unknown objects were spotted in the skies over Los Angeles on July 4 this year, and remain unexplained.

Steve R. Murillo, a trained investigator of —a volunteer organization that skeptically researches claims of UFO—looked into the sightings that started in Chino and ended in Studio City only 40 minutes apart.

The Chino sighting in the video is exactly the same as the craft seen in Studio City, and in fact, the family saw the video on YouTube.

See the videos above for other sightings in the Los Angeles skies that were posted on July 4, ironically the date of one of the most popular sci-fi alien films ever made, Independence Day. No police reports were made to the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood division that night.

Murillo said he interviewed witnesses in Studio City where a woman, her husband and four others were at a barbecue. Only three of five people were able to see the object were able to see the object as it went from the southwest to the northeast over Studio City.

Murillo noted in his report, “Could be a RC (remote controlled) toy UFO, man made, but the person who posted on Youtube was located in Chino Hills. This is approximately 40 miles away from the witness as the crow flies. If this was a hoaxed remote, the operator would have to be in a chase car to maintain radio contact with the craft.” 

Murillo said it would be impossible to have a remote controlled toy make it 40 miles in a matter of minutes, and concluded: “I'm stumped. Unexplained craft.”

He also added:

“Footnote: witness revealed that she has seen other objects in the past, and has been an abduction experiencer her whole life, as was her mother, grandmother, and now her eldest daughter." 

Also in the videos, see an international news report about this story that mentiones StudioCity.Patch.com.

The regional Los Angeles MUFON meeting is held in Studio City at the on Tuesday, Aug. 16, where author T.L. Keller is scheduled to be the keynote speaker talking about the Antelope Valley, Area 51 and the U.S. Anti-gravity Technology Program. Find out more at www.MUFONLA.com.

Bill George August 15, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Do a key word search on "UAV" "quadracopter" "microdrone" Two sightings forty minutes apart can be explained as two or more radio controlled toys flying around. Maybe it was a Honeywell RQ 16 Hawk surveilling for illegal fireworks? Big Brother is watching you.
Bill George August 15, 2011 at 01:32 PM
The aliens from Honeywell, 80 MPH 40 minutes flight time. Check it out > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywell_RQ-16_T-Hawk
Bill George August 15, 2011 at 01:50 PM
Maybe it was a Parrot AR Drone or a Draganfly X8 > http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicopter/draganflyer-x8/gallery/videos/
Mary McGrath August 15, 2011 at 01:57 PM
This is so fascinating! I remember reading about UFO's in the 70's, and so much of this stuff has been covered-up or dismissed. Now that we have video available to everyone with a camera, I'm sure we'll see more of this....Thanks!
Bill George August 15, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Do you think the obvious increased risk of being abducted by aliens while visiting Studio City will force insurers to raise the premiums for "event insurance" for events like The Studio City Holiday Parade and the CBS Studio's Independence Day Fireworks Display? Or, will underwriters merely write exclusions for alien abductions into such event insurance policies? With such exclusions would the municipality then be liable for to the family of individual(s) who were the victim of alien abductions (or merely disappeared) while visiting events in Studio City?
Irene DeBlasio August 15, 2011 at 09:31 PM
I think there's a convent somewhere close to Studio City -- so it was probably just a nun-identified flying object.
suzanne chancellor August 15, 2011 at 09:52 PM
I was in North Hollywood on July 4, and i have 4 eyewitnesses who saw this!!! I alled MUFON Los Angeles, and reported it. I am not amazed they are still stumped on this one!!!
suzanne chancellor August 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM
No Bill. I am the "Studio City" woman, and this definitely is not what i saw!
suzanne chancellor August 15, 2011 at 11:28 PM
too small, and what we saw was solid black
Jenny Jet August 15, 2011 at 11:32 PM
They're Here. They're Real. Prepare for the coming alien conflict @ Jennyjet.com
Hunter M. Daniels August 16, 2011 at 08:19 AM
Sure, there was something in the sky. I don't know what it was, but it sure as shooting wasn't an alien. Given that we have found arsenic based life on earth and liquid water on an earthlike planet fairly close by, in universal terms, it is highly likely that other intelligent life in the universe exists. In fact, given how narrow the band that allows for liquid water to exist is, and given the proximity of the planet with liquid water to us, multiplied by the number of stars and number of planets in the known universe, it is almost wholly impossible that other life does not exist. However, we are also in a very young part of the universe. Think of us as Kindergartners in a universe full of cocktail parties. Any life in the universe is likely to be significantly older than our species. Given human history as a case study, and the limited resources that would have to be consumed to attempt contacting us or even being aware of us, it is exceedingly likely that a vast majority of these alien species would have wiped themselves out or run out of resources, long before our planet even existed. Remember the first rule of thermodynamics: systems of order tend to fall into disorder.
Hunter M. Daniels August 16, 2011 at 08:25 AM
As for invasions, GIven the number of earth-like planets with liquid water in the known universe, and given our understanding of the plentiful nature of various raw materials in space, it would be exceedingly unlikely that any intelligent species would come to take over earth like in Independence Day. There are literally billions of similar planets without living beings to bother said aliens. Plus, these uninhabited planets wouldn't have wasted any of their resources. Do you rob the locked car, or the unlocked car, basically. Furthermore, given the incredible distances between planets and galaxies, even if other life were to become aware of us and us of them, they'd be too damn far to visit. It would be 1000s of lifetimes, each way. If they sent an ship and it moved .1 miles below the speed of light while traveling here, it would still take thousands of lifetimes. The alien species home world might well be dead by the time they got here! And we wouldn't be good slaves either. Any being capable of traveling through deep space would need to have developed extremely efficient energy systems. As such, they would likely have developed some type of automoton, if not an out and out AI system that would be far more reliable, cheaper, and live longer than a human. In summary: Yes, aliens are real. No, they do not care about us.
Hunter M. Daniels August 16, 2011 at 08:32 AM
But if you're looking for other life, consider this conundrum: It seems logically possible that if the laws of math and science do extend to the end of the universe, then we should be able to decipher them. If we can decipher then, then it should be logically possible to create an artificial world that follows every rule of the universe, a perfect simulacra. But, If such an object/program were it exist, it becomes logically unlikely that you and I are in the "shell" reality because if you can create a perfect simulacra, then by definition that simulacra would be able to create a perfect simulacra inside itself. And so on. In this case, there are infinite worlds-within-worlds possible and thus your odds of being born into the outermost world are infinitesimal.
Mary McGrath August 16, 2011 at 02:09 PM
I still think there are many unexplained phenomena that create wonder and fear among us. And it's interesting reading all the differing opinions on this site about these things.
Bill George August 16, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Please read, "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds" by Charles MacKay ~ pub. 1851. (Also, I've frequently wondered why explainers always suppose oxygen and water are necessary to support extra terrestrial / alien life forms.)
Bill George August 16, 2011 at 03:18 PM
@ Suzanne Chancellor: So what you saw was a solid black object and the object sighted in Chino, CA and the published video of that object portray an object that has flashing lights on it. So, apparently these were different objects. You say you called MUFON. That's interesting. I wouldn't think to call MUFON before I called the FAA or the police. Are you the one who has experienced serial abductions?
Bill George August 16, 2011 at 03:56 PM
I think you can expect to see more of these strange Unidentified Flying Objects: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8h5zWXtJuU
Linda Coburn August 18, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Bill - I have always wondered the same thing. Also, are carbon-based life forms the only possible life forms? Why?
Bill George August 19, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Consider this, it might not have been an alien spacecraft after all, it might have been a couple of Chinese drones, see WSJ article: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424053111904070604576516591798551476-lMyQjAxMTAxMDEwOTExNDkyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email
Mary McGrath August 27, 2011 at 03:24 PM
An interesting link that was a topic of conversation last night...http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread61316/pg1
Mary McGrath January 04, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Another interesting link on this topic... http://exopolitics.org/?p=799

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