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Occurred : 2/16/2000 21:30 (Entered as : 02/16/00 21:30)
Reported: 2/18/2000 10:29
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:25 min
Orange fireballs, upon closer observation appeared as delta shaped crafts. Moving in formation of a triangle with remaining crafts in a vertical semicicle to the right

It was around 9:30 pm on 2-16-2000. Earlier in the day another person and I were joking about seeing UFOs all day there were white lights that moved stranged but we concluded they were helicopters. Well as I walked out of a building on E.State Street near Rockford College. I saw the real thing. When I saw the lights I knew they were something different. They looked like the lights I had seen on TV from an earlier sighting in Arizona in May of 1997. I froze. Another person was walking out with me and I said "look at that, what is that?" We told two other people who were talking by their car to look at the sky. The objects appeared as bright orange fireballs hoovering just above the east southeastern horizon in an upside down shaped L. They were in the process of moving into a triangle formation.They crafts moved horizontaly into this traingle formation with a craft above it. The reamaining objects fromed a loosely curved line to the lower right of the fromation ( see figure at bottom).I was so scared I got in my car. Then I got out to take other look. They were in the triangle formation by now. I looked long enough to see if the fireballs were crafts. I noticed that they were traingle shaped crafts with a brighter light on each point of the triangle and in the center. I got in my car and went home. Leaving the parking lot there were several cars parked with people looking at the objects outside there from the end of the parking lot. On the way home I saw two contrails running from east to west in the sky and a few small aircrafts. In the western sky I saw a larger low flying aircraft. When I got home about 10 minutes later. People were standing outside the house across the street. They saw the objects too. I overheard them say that they were calling 911. Twenty minutes later a police van appeared the people left in a black car with the van they returned 45 minutes later. The objects were still in the sky in a formation but it was harder to see the fromation because of trees. We called the local police! departm ent and left a report. A half an hour later from the first sighting, I looked outside and they were gone. I am not saying they were spacecrafts but it was very weird.