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Occurred : 8/18/2005 05:30 (Entered as : 08/18/2005 05:30)
Reported: 8/18/2005 5:26:09 PM 17:26
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Honolulu, HI
Shape: Unknown
Duration:about 10 mins
Strange light over Honolulu just before sunrise, varying in number and light intensity.

While working security during the early morning of the 18th of August 2005, just before sunrise at 0530 HST, I heard a few of the neighborhood dogs barking.

I walked to the back of the property I was watching, a residential street, and I did not see any cars or people. There may have been a stray cat around, but I didn't see anything. I glanced up at the sky, which was still dark except on the eastern ridge of Manoa valley, when I saw a bright light with what appeared to be a lit cone area in front of it, like how a car with headlights on at night would appear from high up.

There were no clouds in the sky.

I assumed it was a helicopter overhead to survey traffic, but there wasn't any sound at all. I couldn't tell at what height or distance it was at since it was dark, but it was overhead and to the west, and I was facing west. As I looked at the object, the "spotlight" in front of it dimmed, and the light faded to the size of a large star.

I was about to dismiss it as an airplane, but the light suddenly stopped in midair, where before it had been moving towards me. As it stayed there suddenly a faint light colored haze burst around it from all side, like smoke from a candle when its blown out, or the aura of the sun, only larger and more faint. It disappeared just as suddenly, making me second guess even myself.

Sorry if my description was vague.

As I watched the light, it seemed to separate into two smaller, dimmer lights, and then into three. The lights were the color of the stars and I would not have noticed them if I hadn't seen the larger light earlier.

The lights then moved to the northwest and stayed equidistant from each other, and although it was hard to tell in the dim light, I believe the spaces in between the light was a paler color then the surrounding sky. The lights continued moving lower and lower on the northwestern horizon of the western ridge of Manoa valley. The lights moved at a somewhat fast speed, but were observable for about four or five minutes since they stopped intermittently.

Just before they disappeared from view, I believe i saw the lights separate, veer away in arcs and then join together. The time when I lost sight of them was 0542 HST.

I should note that I was not up all night. I had just woken up for work 2 hours before and had gotten 6 hours of sleep the night before. I am not superstitious, religous, and do not believe in ghosts or UFOs, or at least I didn't. I have never hallucinated or fainted, and am not on any drugs, medications, or other physiologically or psychologically altering substances.

I looked around during the sighting repeatedly and when I looked back up the lights were still there. Unfortunately, no one was around to bear witness to what I saw.

Pardon any misspellings or grammatical errors; my hands are still trembling half a day later.