|Occurred : 5/6/2003 21:49 (Entered as : 05/06/03 21:49)
Reported: 5/7/2003 2:25:17 PM 14:25
Location: Ventura, CA
|My wife and I had just finished eating dinner at a local restaurant. Upon leaving the restaurant and walking to our car we saw three dull orange lights flying in a triangular pattern in the night sky. The craft were flying in a northern direction. They made approximately a 130 degree turn and flew in front of the moon. As they were in front of the moon, they could not be seen because of the moons brightness. Once past the moon the craft continued in a southwestern direction for approximately 10 seconds. They turned back to the northern direction they were originally headed, rotated so that they were on plan with our line of site and flew off until they could no longer be seen. I have never seen an airplace make the turns with the speed and sharpness of these craft. The lights were not bright pinpoints of light as is seen on an airplane, but rather dull circles of light. The craft did not make any noise. During this incident, which lasted for approximately 45 seconds, an airplane flew overhead in a northeastern direction The airplane was clearly visible and could be heard easily.
I believe that there were three different craft involved and not one for two reasons: 1. The relative brightness of the lights did not change while the craft turned or rotated. I would have expected the brightness of the lights to dim, brighten or be obscured as the relative positions of the lights on a rigid craft changed as it turned or rotated.
2. The positions of the lights relative to each other changed, which would not happen if they were attached to a rigid body.