at approximately midnight i left the marina del rey chevron gas station located on lincoln blvd & mindanao way in marina del rey south bound on lincoln on my way home to manchester ave. & pershing drive in playa del rey. when i reached jefferson blvd. i turned right on to jefferson proceeding in a westerly direction heading to culver blvd. this now put me in the ballona wetlands which is quiet dark as there are no lights/buildings/homes/etc., as this is wildlife preserve.
approximately a quarter mile while driving i shut off my headlights trying adjust my instrument panel lights. almost immediately i saw an object appear/light-up off to the right about 400 to 500 feet altitude approximately 600 feet or less from my vehicle; there was no perceptible sound whatsoever from said object. i immediately turned my head lights back on and at that instant the object light(s) went out and the object was no longer visible to me or my passenger. note that my passenger’s description of the object was a very large bright white light circular in shape.
the duration of our observation was between 2 to 3 seconds. later this day i removed my memory chip from my blackvue dr650-1ch dash camera and found a partial visible light from the subject encounter, however, it did not fully show what i saw with my own eyes. i am sending you a copy of the recording thinking that you have video equipment that can offer better details than i can on my home computer with the basic blackvue software.
i grew up in the flight path of santa monica airport, completed ground flight school and some actual hours in flight, have over three decades working in aero space and have lived next to lax for the past eight years. this object was total foreign and unidentifiable to me. doses this not constitute what is commonly referred to as a ufo, i think so, therefore, i am submitting pertinent excerpts from my car videos for analysis.