|Occurred : 5/13/2004 22:18 (Entered as : 05/13/2004 22:18)
Reported: 5/13/2004 10:49:43 PM 22:49
Location: Lompoc, CA
I was looking upward at a cluster of stars, when I observed what I initially thought to be part of a constellation of stars. My eye then caught sight of exactly (3) of those stars moving at a very slow rate (but very noticeable!) of speed.
These "stars" were seen at an approximate angle of 70-->80 degrees from the horizon (and heading northeast-->southwest). Within about 30-seconds, the three stars were completely out of what I thought was a constellation and had traversed the sky to what appeared then to be a 45-degree angle from the horizon.
The shape was DEFINITELY AND WITHOUT DOUBT traingular (however, the triangle was more "tapered" (almost like a thin arrowhead). Absolutely no sound was heard (however, the object may have been overhead at a considerable distance and therefore I may not have been able to hear any sound).
To be very blunt and honest, I became somewhat unnerved by this episode and went inside without watching what eventually became of the object.
I asked my husband to come outside, but by the time he could, the "object" could not be located. My husband stated, "Maybe it was a stealth."
Curiously, the object did come in the initial direction of Vandenberg AFB (which is only several miles away from my location).
***I must say that over the last week I have been doing my usual night-time star watching and have noticed a definite increase in the amount of satellite-like white (very distant) lights that traverse the sky over my area. They have travelled in all directions (west--> east, southwest--->northeast).
I have not reported any of these events, but have pointed out many to my husband.
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of the triplet of U. S. Navy "NOSS" satellites?? PD))
((NUFORC Note: This report initially was posted as a sighting in Colorado. Lompoc, however, is in California. We have changed the state, and reposted the report, as of July 23, 2016. PD))