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Occurred : 12/14/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 12/14/2001 23:30)
Reported: 12/17/2001 3:44:03 PM 15:44
Posted: 9/6/2002
Location: Washington, D.C., DC
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1-2 minutes
Three lights in a triangular formation being followed by a smaller light.

Watching the meteor shower, I noticed two lights that seemed to be changing directions in their movement. The brighter of the two was actually three lights in a triangular formation. The smaller light followed the triangular lights back and forth across the sky. They were faster than a jet airplane but not extraordinarily fast moving. They seemed to be at a medium altitude, perhaps 5,000 - 10,000 feet or perhaps less. This made the actual size of the object undeterminable. After some time the triangular light vanished in an instant and the other light turned in the opposite direction and flew off towards the horizon. Living near Andrews Air Force Base, it was assumed that this was an air force action but the triangular shape is what sparked my curiosity and made me think that something unusual was going on. It may very well be an air force plane of some sort but it remains for me a UFO none the less.