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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/26/1998 23:00 (Entered as : 23:00)
Reported: 8/15/1998 18:54
Posted: 9/26/1998
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 minutes
two craft with 3 white lights arranged in tringle and red light in center of triangle. slow flight. no noise.

On July 31, 1998, ((male name deleted)) and ((female name deleted)). were 30 miles north of Ft. Collins Colorado at a mountain home at about 8500 ft elevation. At 11 pm they saw directly above two identical objects approaching each other, appear to meet, then cross each other's path, and diverge. The general flight direction of the entire event was from east to west, and the event lasted approximately 10 minutes. After the two objects crossed, one's flight path was directly overhead, and its speed was very slow. It was observed to fly west and appeared to hover far in the west for a long time. ((witness names deleted)) showed two other people the hovering light in the west. By this time it appeared no more unusual than a first magnitude star. At the crossing point of both objects their largest angular extent was the size of a ping-pong ball at arm's length. There was no sound heard throughout the sighting except near the crossing point when a very faint jet aicraft-like sound was heard for less than one second. Since it was dark during the sighting, no shapes were observed for either object. However the distinguishing features of both these objects were three whitish lights arranged in an equilateral triangle, with a brighter red-orange light in the center of the triangle. The red light seemed to pulsate. Strange as it may sound, the red light appeared to grow especially intense during moments of skepticism as the observers speculated about these objects actually being terrestrial aircraft. This pulsation apparently linked to thoughts was most intense as the one object was hovering in the western sky.