|Occurred : 8/19/2004 23:15 (Entered as : 08/19/2004 23:15)
Reported: 8/24/2004 9:51:56 PM 21:51
Location: Paskenta, CA
|While doing wildlife research on the Mendocino National Forest, three biologists witnessed 3 star like objects in a triangular formation moving west to east approx at the speed of a satellite. Objects were solid white approximatly the size of a small to medium star. Objects maintained perfect formation but moved in jerky motion in unison. Stars could be seen between the objects maintaining that these were three separate craft. Lead craft was the point of the triangle (opposite of triangular formation seen in New Jersey) . No noise (very quiet night!) One witness claims a beam was seen passing between the objects occasionally. Size and brightness was about that of the middle three stars of Cassiopia.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the objects were the three satellites that have been reported during August 2004. They are thought to be part of the U. S. Navy "NOSS" satellite system, although we have no idea what the satellites are used for. PD))