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Occurred : 4/22/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 04/22/08 22:00)
Reported: 5/20/2008 12:20:12 PM 12:20
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 minute
7-9 lights take a V Shape Formation as they glide in Total Silence - in Santa Monica

We had 2 sightings about 5 minutes apart, the first was very strange, and the second one totally shocked us. I was with my friend and had a sudden impulse to go lay outside in the back yard with some binoculars to look at the stars. We took a blanket and were laying down for a few minutes when something at lightening speed zipped above us no more than 20 feet in a north to south direction. It seemed like a small object but it appeared and was gone within half a second, it almost seemed like a rocket. We were both saw and heard it and almost discounted it until we realized shared details of what we experienced. We heard a faint 'whizzing' sound as it zipped overhead.

The second experience was much more profound and happened a few minutes later. As we discussed the first incident, we noticed about 7-9 lights coming from the south towards the north. There were unlike any lights I have ever seen, they weren't bright, somewhat hazy. At first I thought it was a flock of birds but then I realized there was no flapping, and that I wouldn't see birds so clearly at this hour and at that altitude. Suddenly the lights took a V SHAPE formation as it passed above us in total silence.

That was the most shocking part. It seemed like a giant triangle gliding silently at the edge of the clouds, it seemed quite large. I grabbed my binoculars and looked at it and saw that the lights had a strange geometric shape to them that were identical in each light. (I created an image file that I can email with this submission) I couldn't tell if it was one UFO with 9 lights or 9 lights in a V formation. All we could do was keep exclaiming 'oh my god what is that?' over and over as we watched it disppear on the north horizon. There was a lot of haziness in the light around it as if it was passing through the clouds, my mind literally short circuits when I try to think about it because it does not fit into the framework of anything I understand. Neither of us could get any sleep that night.