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Occurred : 9/26/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 09/26/2003 21:00)
Reported: 9/26/2003 1:56:20 PM 13:56
Posted: 9/28/2003
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire (30 mi. nw of Manchester) (UK/England),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 seconds approx
THREE LIGHTS IN TRIANGULAR FORMATION,OUT OF ORBIT,TOO FAST TO BE SATALITES, TOO SLOW TO BE METEORITES

I WAS STOOD OUTSIDE THE REAR OF MY PROPERTY LOOKING AT THE SKY.I OFTEN DO ON CLEAR NIGHTS, AND TONIGHT IS ONE OF THE CLEAREST IVE SEEN FOR A WHILE. I COULD SEE AIRCRAFT, AND THE ODD SATALITE.THEN THREE LIGHTS CAUGHT MY EYE DIRECTLY ABOVE ME TRAVELLING TOWARDS THE WEST. VERY HIGH UP, ALMOST CERTAINLY OUT OF ORBIT.MY REASON FOR SAYING "OUT OF ORBIT" IS BECAUSE WHEN WATCHING SATALITES I COULD NEVER FOLLOW THEM WITH THE NAKED EYE TO ANYWHERE NEAR THE HORIZON AND THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR THE "LIGHTS" I SAW.THE SPEED THEY WERE TRAVELLING IS THE CRITICAL FACTOR.THEY WERE TOO FAST TO BE SATALITES, AND TOO SLOW TO BE METEORITES. THERE WAS NOW SOUND EMITTED.THEY WERE TRAVELLING IN A TRIANGULAR FORMATION (EQUALATERAL) AND ON A PERFECTLY STRAIGHT COURSE.MIGHT HAVE BEEN AIRCRAFT EXTREMELY HIGH UP,BUT I CANT IMAGINE THE SPEED THEY WERE TRAVELLING AT…

((NUFORC Note: Since the objects reportedly were directly overhead from the observer's vantage point, he probably was able to gauge the groundtrack fairly accurately. If the objects were, in fact, traveling to the west, they almost certainly were not artificial satellites, since they almost never are not launched to the west. We do not know what the witness observed. PD))