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Occurred : 4/4/2004 01:00 (Entered as : 04/04/2004 1:00)
Reported: 4/4/2004 2:52:26 PM 14:52
Posted: 4/9/2004
Location: Champaign, IL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:6 seconds
lights tumble over champaign, illinois

Early this morning, my girlfriend and I went to go look at the stars at about 12:30. At around 1:00, a group of lights came from the southwest and passed directly over us going into the northeast. There were about eight lights arranged into a sort of triangular shape, although it may have been more of an X. It was hard to tell exactly because the lights were spinning around. Whatever it was was moving pretty fast because it only took about 6 seconds to cross the sky. In this time, it made at least 3 rotations tumbling across the sky in a straight line. I guess it's possible that it was more than one object and that all the lights were separate, but they were moving as if they were part of the same object. From our point of view, it was hard to tell how high it was, and so also we couldn't tell how big it was, but it was about 10 degrees across (the length of your fist at arms length) After seeing this thing, we were both pretty jumpy and left. After telling a friend what we had seen, they told us that another friend of ours saw something odd also. Talking with them, it seems we saw the same thing. they saw it from the side, from the 11th floor of their building, they had a better judgement of its height, and said it was really low in the sky. If it was low, it was probably about 75-100 feet in length. I'm not the type of person to believe that this was some sort of extraterrestrial ship or anything, I just want to post this to see if anybody else saw it also and if anyone has an explination.