|Occurred : 11/19/2001 23:45 (Entered as : 11/19/01 23:45)
Reported: 11/20/2001 12:13:56 PM 12:13
Location: Maplewood, MN
|5 Bronze colored, elliptical shaped objects in (<) formation, travelling really fast from NW to SE on clear night.
I saw 5 figures in a formation soar by last night. They were bronze in color, and elliptical in shape. Their sides came to a point, rather than just rounded. All looked to be the same size. The formation they were flying was similar to a Less Than sign (<). They were traveling from N.W. to S.E., and being a pilot myself, I would guestemate around 40,000 feet. The sky was clear. I watched them from about a 60 degree sky position from my right side, to about a 30 degree sky position on my left side. They flew virtually overhead. I saw no other lights, nothing flashing, just the steady bronze color. I heard no sounds from them, but at that altitude you probably wouldn't. There were no trailing streams of light coming from them. I know the Leonid Meteor shower has been going on, but with meteor showers, the light goes extremely fast, has a trail of light, and is generally really bright. These lights could not be meteors. There is not a great amount of military aircraft around here. The objects I saw were traveling quite fast. Probably 3 times as fast as an airliner in cruise. I'm not sure how fast our military aircraft can go, but it was impressive whatever it was.