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Occurred : 9/18/1999 09:15 (Entered as : 09/18/1999 9:15)
Reported: 11/16/2003 3:32:33 AM 03:32
Posted: 11/26/2003
Location: East Machias, ME
Shape: Light
Duration:7 min
Flare Lights

At first glance I thought I was looking at two starlightflares side by side, they were motionless then started to desend downward picking up speed,then slowing down and coming to a complete stop.Then slowly started to move parallel at a forty five degree angle,picking up speed then again slowing down to a complete stop.Remained motionless for a few seconds,then started to desend again picking up speed,then slowing down and coming to a complete stop for a few seconds.It appeared to me to be making a stairstepping motion,every thing was at a forty five degree angle.

My wife and I watch this for about seven minutes as it continued this movement.

I thought to my self that it may be landing ,but it seemed to not be getting any closer to the ground, So to me it seemed that it must be very high and very large.

All we could see was two flare like lanterns side by side.we couldnt see a craft, just two lights, that to me could have been engine outlets.Was this craft having some kind of trouble? I dont know. We didnt get to excited about it ,it just seemed strange.I served in the military for many years and and I never saw a aircraft make a perfect fortyfive degree angle turn. Also there was no sound.