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Occurred : 12/9/2004 22:05 (Entered as : 12/09/2004 22:05)
Reported: 12/9/2004 3:40:52 PM 15:40
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Lourinha (Portugal),
Shape: Triangle
Duration:6 sec.
Triangle shaped lights disapeard on the sky

I was driving on a dense forest zone, and when i look up, i saw 3 bright points. I am a amator astronomer, and i was intrigged by the lights. I didn't knew any stellar objects in that zone of the sky, and they were too bright to be stars. I kept looking, and i saw that the lights were conected to each other by light, and saw the lights moving away in the sky (just imagine when you see a plane taking off from behind - it gets smaller and smaller) so did the lights, smaller and closer to each other, loosing intensity and becoming red - probably because of our atmosfere. The size i cannot tell exactly, but from the aceleration vs distance vs aparent size, i would say it had the size of about half a mile across the left and right lights (yes, THAT BIG).

My wife witnessed everything. The shape of the lights (remember, it was a REALY dark night, so i could only see the lights, not any aircraft) were like a triangle pointing down (3 lights): 2 on top and one in the middle of the 2, but slightly below, connected by a thin light to each other (forming a V).