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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/21/2000 21:15 (Entered as : 10/21/00 21:15)
Reported: 10/25/2000 11:55
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Modesto, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:45 seconds
These aircraft were not running any FAA required flight gear!

We witnessed what appeared to be four aircraft flying side by side in formation across the sky from south to north over our home in Modesto, California. They each had a reddish-orange light, but not like other aircraft flying in the area with flashing and running lights. They covered the area from horizon to horizon very quickly and then suddenly changed formation so as to be traveling in line one after the other and then abruptly took off in four different directions at an extreme rate of speed. We could not see much as far as a description of the aircraft, however their manuevering was unlike anything we are used to seeing in this area which is heavily travelled by commercial aircraft. They also seemed to be at a very high altitude, much higher than other aircraft in the area. And the aircraft seemed to be very large.