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Occurred : 9/19/1999 20:23 (Entered as : 09/19/99 20:23)
Reported: 9/20/1999 17:48
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 min
Three circular craft in a triangle formation passed in a northerly direction

Sirs, On Sunday evening I went out on my back step to have a cigarette, which faces the southwest. I looked to my left (150 deg.) and saw three circular spots in a triangular pattern ,about 30 deg. above the horizon. At first I thought they were searchlights, then I realized that they were moving in unison. The three objects were circular in shape, and the bottoms were evenly illuminated in a brown-orange light, with no distinguishing features or markings. There were no navigation position lights or anti-collision strobes,red or white. There was no noise from these objects. From my perspective they appeared to be a little smaller than the size of a dime. During the pass one of the objects position changed in reference to the lead one. They were moving in a northerly direction.I ran into the house to get a time check and went back out and observed the objects until they faded from sight. Prior to losing the original three objects I looked directly overhead. I saw two points of light (at great altitude), similarly colored to the original three objects, moving in the same northerly direction. They did not twinkle and the fifth ones' position changed slightly in relation to number four. My home is near the intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. (US Rte 1) and Rhawn St. in northeast Philadelphia. I am about one mile south of Northeast Philadelphia airport and in the flightpath of runway 6. I am a Tech with the local telephone co.,an amateur radio operator, and hold a private pilots license, though not actively flying. Of all my years of looking up at the nighttime sky I never seen anything like this before, I am 53 yrs old. faded from sight. Prior to losing sight of the original three objects, I was looking dirctly overhead and saw two points of light,(at great altitude) similarly colored to the original three objects. They were moving in the same northerly direction and the fifth objects position shifted relative to the fourth. These two high altitude objects did not twinkle like stars. It was a clear night in Philadelphia with some very thin clouds. My home is west of the intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. (US Rte 1) and Rhawn St. I am about one mile south of Northeast Phila. airport and in line with runway 6. similarly colored to the original three, moving in the same direction