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Occurred : 8/25/2009 21:31 (Entered as : 8/25/09 21:31)
Reported: 8/26/2009 12:29:18 AM 00:29
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Carmichael, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:35 seconds
Saw three star-like objects moving through the sky, two moving together, one independent.

I was sitting on the roof of my home looking at the stars for about an hour when my sister mentioned that she saw two moving stars up and behind me. As I went to look at them, I saw for myself a very bright star shaped object in the southwestern sky, just above the tree line. In my confirmed excitement, I turned to the objects she was pointing at, and noticed they were the same size and shape, but more of an orange color, while mine was white. The two were headed eastward and traveling much slower than any aircraft around here. The two grouped together were staying the same distance apart the entire time and moving in the same direction. I turned back around to look at the object I initially saw, and observed it gliding behind the tree line in a more southerly and downward direction, at the speed it was going, it should have reappeared within two or three seconds, but it never did. When I turned again to see the pair of lights, they had already gone.

The light I initially saw looked to be about the same shape and color of a star in the night sky. To my best estimate, it was about 400 yards away and lower than the regular aircraft around here. None of them illuminated the area around us from their light. Their true speed I can’t say, but it felt to me they were going the speed of a slow helicopter. They were about the size in the sky as that of my thumbnail with my arm fully extended.