Hi folks! Do let me know if I should be posting this in another forum. I wanted to post to Reddit as someone here will likely be able to tell me what the heck I saw.
Flying into LAX yesterday afternoon at 230 pm (ish) I saw a shiny silver orb with an extension off the bottom of it in the cloud layer as we were coming down for a landing. We approached from the west coming in from over the sea. What I saw was south of the plane and was just hanging there in between two clouds. Visible, silver, round and very shiny. I had something hanging/extended or attached closely to the bottom of it. Not dangling too low or anything. The object was stationary and did not move. I saw it so quickly that I did not take a pic and I was quite puzzled by it. It could have potentially been dangerous as well had the plane hit it in the cloud cover or had it gone into the engine.
What the heck was it? Weather balloon? Google balloon? Air traffic beacon? All I can liken it to is like a big beautiful silver bauble earring in the sky with some sort of platform or t-bar on the bottom of it.