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Occurred : 8/21/2004 22:41 (Entered as : 08/21/2004 22:41)
Reported: 8/22/2004 4:29:55 PM 16:29
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Dunchurch (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration:8 min
3 lights flying formation, a 4th trailing, then catching up and speeding away

On the evening of 21 Aug 04, myself, my father, my uncle and a friend of mine were outside siting at a campfire at our cottage on Whitestone Lake at Dunchurch and were looking for satellites going by.

The evening was perfectly clear and there were millions of stars visible with little moon light.

At approx 2241 hrs, 21 Aug 04, we noticed a light high in the atmoshpere heading in a South Eastern direction that looked just like a statellite, but the we noticed there were two more behind it (in a right angle trinanlge formation), and one trailing about at a distance behind.

I noticed that all of the lights seemed to be oscillating slightly as they moved, unlike a statellite which moves smoothly and swiftly.

As we were talking about these lights, the fourth light that was trailing at a distance began to speed up and looked like it was going to pass the other three on the left hand side, but just as it met up with the middle two, it quiclky veered off to the right (south) and sped off out of sight. A few seconds later the remaining three formed an almost perfect triangle and then disappeared (the lead one first, followed by the remaing two).

I do not believe these were aircraft b/c the lights were constant, resembling what a statellite looks like, plus there was no sound or vapour trail. I also do not believe these lights were statellites, since on obviously changed course and the remaining three fluctuated in speed and laked the fluent, smooth movment consistent with a statellite.

Any comments on what I hav edescribed would be appreciated.

Thank you, ((name deleted)) North Bay, ON

((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the three lights in a triangular formation may have been what are thought to be the U. S. Navy's "NOSS" satellite system. PD))