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Occurred : 8/25/2003 03:45 (Entered as : 8/25/03 3:45)
Reported: 8/26/2003 12:18:54 PM 12:18
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: South Daytona Beach, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:5-8 seconds
Three haloed lights, which appeared to be close, flying in a V formation, with no sound and at great speed.

I had been sitting on my hotel room balcony approximately 30 mins., being unable to sleep, when 3 lights "appeared" slightly to my left moving up the beach, south to north. I did not see them coming from down the beach, they were just "there". They did not appear to be high in the sky, but only slightly higher than my balcony which was on the 5th floor. They were moving very quickly and with absolutely no sound. They were in a V formation and in perfect unison. It was very quick but I jumped up to watch as long as possible but they disappeared shortly past me, into what appeared to be a haze, though it was a clear night as I could see the stars in the sky clearly. What confused me was that I had the feeling that I was focusing on something just out from me, and not far away, or "in the sky". Though, the fact that it was only lights, with a bit of a halo or hazy appearance and no sound, makes me believe they had to be far away. I had been looking at the stars, a couple of planes high in the sky, the surf breaking on the beach, and lighted boats far out in the my focus on these lights seemed close at hand. If they were close the speed would make sense though the lack of sound, doesn't. If they were far away, the speed presents a troubling factor. This 'sighting' and the unscientific 'feeling' that I was viewing something extraordinary, has caused rumination.