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Occurred : 6/1/1987 22:00 (Entered as : 1987 22:00)
Reported: 2/24/2005 5:03:24 PM 17:03
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Little Rock (outside of), AR
Shape: Formation
Duration:2 or 3 minutes
I saw a triangular 'star' formation with fourth moving 'star'.

When I was about 16 years old I went deer hunting with my dad, and we spent the night in his van. It was a bit chilly, and as I was trying to fall asleep

I was looking out the back window at the stars. I saw something peculiar, three 'stars' that were equi-distant apart in a triangle. A fourth 'star' of the same brightness emerged from the bottom right corner of the triangle and made a slow straight procession to the top 'star' of the triangle and disappeared into it.

There was a pause of perhaps 6 seconds, then the star re-emerged and moved to the bottom left star of the triangle. Nothing further happened, and the whole experience is somewhat unremarkable, but I think in retrospect, if indeed I was looking at a stationary craft, perhaps the fourth star was part of a light array on the trailing edge of the craft.

The formation was stationary, more-or-less directly overhead, and probably a good distance out. I could not initially make sense of the experience because I was thinking in terms of the moving object being a craft itself, a satellite or plane, but could not reconcile the eccentric stop-and-go movement, or precise relative movement to the other 'stars'.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))