|Occurred : 8/18/2001 22:50 (Entered as : 08/18/01 2250)
Reported: 8/19/2001 09:22
Location: Prescott, AZ
|Triangle of lights moving in the upper atmosphere
We watched a perfect triangle of three lights pass from west to east directly over us at the twelve o'clock position. We then watched as the lead light sped up and dissapeared, followed shortly by the right-rear light, and then the left-rear light. I am an instrument rated pilot with hundreds of hours of flight time in civilian and military aircraft and I have never seen a display like this. The objects were at the altitude where satellites are normally seen, but were moving much more slowly. There was no moon out at the time.
((NUFORC Note: Several similar reports for the evening on this date. We suspect the objects may be the three satellites that have been reported to NUFORC on many occasions, and which we believe are part of the U. S. Navy N.O.S.S. satellite system. PD))