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Occurred : 7/28/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 07/28/01 2:30am-4)
Reported: 7/28/2001 16:00
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Temechula, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:5 to 10 mins
three stars make a triangle, move very, very slowly heading south across the california sky, it was beautiful.

between 2:30am and 4:00am, my girlfriend and i were on her upper porch and were looking straight up in the sky, looking at all the stars and for a few minutes it was just a bunch of stars, then we noticed three stars that formed a triangle were moving slowly ...very, very large triangle, the point was towards the south...all three started moving towards the south at a very slow rate of speed. it was just the three stars we could see the other stars it was not a solid object, just three bright stars we viewed it for 5 to 10 minutes, then as it hit the farthest point the lead star stopped, the other two caught up it then formed a straight line....all three then just faded away...if anybody in this part of amercia was looking up they saw it too, these moving stars were, well it was too big not to notice...we know what we saw, can't believe it, but we KNOW what we saw...

((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length over the telephone with this witness, and he seemed quite sincere and credible to us. He occupied a responsible position in the military. PD))

((ADDENDUM FROM SAME WITNESS))

In Temecula, CA two people viewed 3 star like objects in motion for 5 minutes at 2:30 AM

A man and his girl friend were sitting on the porch of her house. The house is located within one mile of the route 79 E exit off of I-15 some 30 miles N of Escondido, CA, near the Pechanga Casino. Looking at the stars, the man noticed that three stars were in motion. They appeared to form an equilateral triangle as they flickered and moved to the South horizon. The triangle subtended a huge arc of the sky(a distance between 10:30 and 1:30 elevation ) This huge spread attracted the man's attention and he told his girl friend to look at this phenomenon. Both were quite amazed and emotional. They both observed for five minutes. During this time the leading star-like object stopped and the other two objects fell in line behind it. They then faded away as they got low on the horizon. The man is a military veteran and held secret clearances. The night was very clear with the Milky Way visible. He had never had an experience such as this and has viewed the night sky many times in the past around the world. This witness volunteered he was not drinking.