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Occurred : 9/17/2003 22:35 (Entered as : 09/17/2003 22:35)
Reported: 9/19/2003 8:17:50 AM 08:17
Posted: 9/24/2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 minutes
2 witnesses viewed 4 triangular objects over Orlando with white flashing lights & a red light underneath in the upper atmosphere.

On Wed. September 17th at aproximately 10:30 pm my wife and I began our nightly walk of our dog. It was a particularly clear night and as we walked I was looking at Mars which was very clear and visible in the night sky. At about 10:35 pm something caught my attention in the sky to the right of my view of Mars. It was a flashing white light moving West to east, but it was so high up I thought it was a satelite (which can be seen from time to time on a clear night). I stopped my wife so I can point the satelite out to her. She finally focused in and saw the flashing light, however it wasn't the lights I was pointing to... she had discovered a second flashing light. This one was stationary directly below our Mars view. The first object was heading directly towards the second object. The stationary object also had a red light underneath. When the first object lined up directly over the stationary object the two then began to move. The first object that had been going West to East now changed direction and moved in unison with the second object heading now in a south to north direction. At that point I knew that this wasn't a satelite, because satelites don't make a 90 degree turn and change direction. These objects were very high up in earths upper atmosphere. We watched as these 2 objects moved northward and then in the distance we saw a third stationary object flashing... and then a fourth. The 2 new objects appeared to be stationary and the first 2 objects were heading directly towards them. At this point we became very uneasy. We tried to think of rational explanations to explain what we were seeing. The first 2 objects now lined up with the 2 new objects and all 4 began to head nothwards. It also became clear that the object my wife had spotted was substantially larger than the other 3 and it appeared by the flashing lights to be triangular with a red light underneathe. The larger object also appeared to be riding point as it was slightly ahead of the others. As th! ey began moving north the 3 other objects suddenly went black and only the larger object was visible.We debated that it might be some kind of Military project, however I doubt the military has anything that can hover in the upper atmosphere at a stand still, wait for the other objects to catch up and then proceed, and satelites certainly can't change direction or wait for other satelites to catch up to them and then move. I consider ourselves to be a very normal American couple and not UFO enthusiasts. We are rational people and we witnessed something that defies rational. If there was ever a doubt that there is something else out their we have now seen it with our own eyes. My wife, a devout Christian, didn't want to see this. It has been an upsetting encounter for her because it cannot be explained. The entire encounter took approximately 10-15 minutes.