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Occurred : 7/13/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 07-13-01 21:00)
Reported: 7/14/2001 15:12
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Shape: Triangle
Duration:60min
Strange objects near Research Triangle Park, NC

It was about 9pm when my boyfriend and I (both students at a local university) were driving home from the grocery store. To the right of the car, we both noticed something strange in the sky; three triangular objects. What drew our attention to them was the fact that there seemed to be a center object (larger than the others) hovering, while the 2 objects surrounding it moved rapidly from either side of it. These objects had lights at all 3 corners (two red, one blue) and a larger white light in the center. What was so amazing about these objects was their ability to hover, as well as their incredible speed. We stopped and got out of our car to get a better look, but within about 5-10min they were gone. A little later in the evening, closer to 10pm, we went out again to see if we could spot these objects. As we drove on the interstate closer to Raleigh, they appeared again. It seemed to me that we saw between 3-5 of these at various locations. Again, we got out of the car (with camera in hand) and one of the objects flew fairly close to us to allow a better look. This object appeared to be similar to the center object we had seen earlier. Also triangular, it appeared to have two very bright white lights at the top-most point, with red lights on the bottom two. In the center was again a larger white light, and right above these were two strange markings of white light (resembeling <<). This object came close to us, but made absolutely no sound whatsoever. In total, over about 1-2 hours, we witnessed between 3-5 of these objects. While I was skeptical, I just can't explain what it was that we saw. Another strange thing was that there was a much higher amount of air traffic (airplanes) in the area than we normally see. Though I can't be sure, some did appear to be military.