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Occurred : 4/27/2008 02:30 (Entered as : 04/27/2008 02:30)
Reported: 4/28/2008 9:08:50 AM 09:08
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Woodland, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:20 seconds
Flying V formation of lights, jittering at impossibly fast speeds, flies slowly across the night sky.

At about 2:30 am on Sunday April 27th 2008, my brother, my wife, a friend, and myself witnessed 5 or 6 strange lights in the sky, which none of us could explain. We were in the back yard of my home in Woodland, CA stargazing when I noticed one of the “stars” near the big dipper started to move. At first I believed it to be a satellite and pointed it out to my brother. Soon all of us noticed the light and its strange movement. The single light was soon joined by 4 or five more “stars” to create a Flying V formation. The Flying V moved slowly to the Northeast, I believe, until it was out of sight. The most peculiar thing the lights did were, as they were flying away, the lights at the back of the formation quickly switched places and moved about at impossibly fast speeds. It was almost like watching giant fireflies move around in outer space. I say "giant" because they seemed to be among the stars, so I guess they were at least above our atmosphere. If they were that far away these lights must have been fairly large, maybe the size of airplanes. They made no noise whatsoever. I know they were not airplanes, no airplanes could move like that. It was like watching a flock of geese slowly fly across the night sky. I do not believe anything I’ve ever seen could explain those lights.