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Occurred : 9/10/2001 22:25 (Entered as : 09-10-01 22:25)
Reported: 9/11/2001 22:15
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Vancouver, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:4-6 seconds
observed 5 bright lights seen over Vancouver, WA

I saw five lights travelling from the norh past the North Star and past Casiopia (sp?) heading south over Portland, OR. The first three lights were in a semi-triangular shape. The back two lights were changing positions back and forth.At the same time, they were making sharp turns and returning back behind the first three lights without losing forward distance with the first three lights. The lights travelled 75% of the sky in 4-6 seconds before disappearing into the blur of the Portland lights. The altitude seemed to be higher than a commercial aircraft and lower than a satellite. I am a carpenter and single parent of a 14 yr old. I enjoy night skywatching and have seen the space shuttle and the space station numerous times. I have seen countless satellites. I have observed countless meteorites. I have never seen anything like this.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length with this witness, and found him to be a seemingly quite credible witness. PD))