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Occurred : 10/30/2002 18:20 (Entered as : 10/30/02 18:20)
Reported: 11/3/2002 10:01:24 PM 22:01
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:4 seconds
I observed three pale white lights spaced equalaterally rapidly moving in the the sky from east to west above Santa Barbara California

In Santa Barbara, California at 6:20pm on Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 I observed three white lights, spaced equilaterally to each other, traveling at what seemed to be high speed, passing from east to west over the city across about 70 degrees of arc for about three to four seconds until they faded from view into the darkness. There was no sound. I was standing outside my apartment looking up at the night sky while the nearby football field lights illuminated and suffused the sky making it difficult to make out if there were a dense body between the lights. At first I assumed it was a single triangular craft, but upon reflection, I realize it could have been three separate objects flying in formation. However the lights appeared to be disc-shaped and flat with a pale white glow to them more consistent with lights that might be built into the underside of a single craft. There were no usual red or green navigational lights or strobes at all. This group of three white lights would just fit behind my thumbnail held at arm's length or slightly larger. They seemed to slip through the air silently without reguard to their relative positioning along their lateral axis and were far off the normal flight paths of either high altitude passenger jets or of local air traffic. The spacing of the lights remained consistent throughout the viewing. I do not know if anyone else in Santa Barbara saw this. I have been watching for UFOs for over ten years and this is only the second one I have seen that qualifies as unexplained. Its only speculation, but I would say it could be very similar to the many sightings of triangular craft (minus the central red light) that have been witnessed increasingly since the Belgian triangle flap several years ago.