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Occurred : 10/28/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 10/28/08 19:00)
Reported: 11/1/2008 2:25:35 PM 14:25
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Shape: Formation
Duration:5 seconds
Two diagonal lights flying away in southeastern sky

My friend and I were sitting in the courtyard of our apartments talking when I looked up into the dark sky behind him and above one of the buildings I saw what appeared to be two white stars that were diagonally opposite of each other, with one being higher on the left, and the right one down below. I thought it was a strange constellation and they weren't blinking and suddenly I realized that they were moving directly away from me flying to the southeast. After about five seconds, they faded away from my view. Conditions were about half an hour or so after sunset, and mostly clear with just a bit of haze. The two lights appeared to be moving away in tandem with what I can only describe as a "gliding" motion, not fast, but not really slow, either. The courtyard is lit with orange vapor lanterns. I would describe the brigtness of the object or objects as being of medium intensity, and they were unblinking. My friend was facing toward me, so he didn't observe them.

A small plane flew into the immediate area of the sky about a minute or so later, and looked quite different from what I previously saw. I would estimate that the objects were at about a 45 degree angle in the sky from my position and fairly high as I observed them over a two story apartment building. I could not hear any sound from either the objects or from the small plane, as there was traffic noise coming in from the busy street that we reside on.