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Occurred : 8/13/2007 00:16 (Entered as : 08/13/07 00:16)
Reported: 8/13/2007 11:33:12 AM 11:33
Posted: 8/14/2007
Location: London (UK/England),
Shape: Triangle
Duration:>10 seconds
Black triangle seen briefly in South-East of UK

A friend and I were sitting out on deckchairs a little after midnight, looking up into the sky, hoping to see phenomena from the forecast meteor shower on the night of 12 August.

We were in Chelmsford, Essex, which is in the South-East of the UK.

Apparently out of nowhere, three large dots appeared in the sky. They looked large -- apparently at least ten times the size of stars *in terms of perception* -- although they weren't terribly bright. They formed the three points of an equilateral triangle, and they moved quickly -- over the space of about five seconds -- away over the horizon and out of sight.

There was nothing visible between the dots, although background stars were blocked out, according to my friend. I myself was less aware of this observation at the time, so I'm not sure whether I've unfairly re-evaluated what I thought I saw.

Today I have looked to the internet in an effort to see if such a sight is usual. I came across descriptions of BBDs, which appear to match what my friend and I saw. I should stress that I had never been aware of these before (unless, perhaps from films, of course).

Thousands of Brits will have been looking up at the skies that night because of the meteor shower that received a huge amount of press attention in its run-up. I'd be fascinated to know whether others saw what my friend and I did.

Ben