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Occurred : 8/10/2004 21:23 (Entered as : 08/10/2004 21:23)
Reported: 8/10/2004 8:12:22 PM 20:12
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Hoover/Bluff Park, AL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:several seconds
triangle of white and red lights

As we were driving back from fueling up my daughter's car before school tomorrow, I saw lights through the tops of the trees. A few seconds later, when we came to a stop sign and a clearing, I saw the strange-looking thing flying SE to NE not too high up in the sky.

It was composed of four white lights and two red lights, none of which were flashing, and it was traveling quite fast. It seems like it would have been triangular in shape with one white light at the forward point, three white lights in a row behind it, and the two red lights at the opposite back corners. There were no green lights and no 'headlights' that we frequently see on aircraft landing at this time of night.

At arm's length, it was about the size of the end joint of my thumb (about one inch). A pure guess about altitude would be about 1,000 feet. It seemed really close, to me, closer than aircraft usually fly. I certainly would love to know what it was. If you'd like, I'll mail a drawing.