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Occurred : 8/14/2005 13:00 (Entered as : 08/14/1905 13:00)
Reported: 9/19/2005 4:42:59 PM 16:42
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Claremont, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Three moving lights of planetary brightness.

I have to say any scientist who saw what I did would have written down the day and time, but lately my personality has been a little flat and I just said to myself casually "well there you have it, we have been visited". O.K. that out of the way, it was definitely within the last two weeks or week. I went outside to have a cigarette in the wee hours, was listening to flamenco and working on a science project, I sat down and looked to the east at the constellation Orion and I thought, are those three stars the belt or the sword? They were in the configuration of the sword, but much brighter so I thought the belt? Then I realized they were too bright for the belt too. They infact did not blink as stars do, and I thought they looked like planets. They were somewhere between the brighteness of Venus and Jupiter at their brightest. But planets aren't typically that close together, and are usually more to the south. It was then that they started to move like a swarm of bees that have been aroused, slower than a bee though, faster than an airplane, in crazy paterns like circles, about the apparent circumference of the moon, allot tighter even. I thought nothing man made can move like that, so I thought is what I am seeing here is out of the noramal, could I be seeing a UFO. Before I could decide they stopped moving in circles and ellipses, or something like a path traced out by scribble, moved toward the horizon in a straight line and vanished beneath it. Orion was about a good three or four visual feet above the horizon. I used to work at an observatory, hence the accurate description.

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