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Occurred : 8/4/2010 20:25 (Entered as : 08/04/10 20:25)
Reported: 8/5/2010 10:46:27 AM 10:46
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Pa'akai Point- Mamalahoha Hwy, HI
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 seconds
Triangle shape with lights flashing to off. South Kona Hawaii (big Island)

On vacation in Hawaii (the big island) we had booked a snorkeling trip with a company called Fair Wind. This is at Kailua Kona. We took the late afternoon tour. That evening we were driving on our way back to Volcano Village roughly eighty miles or so away.

The traffic was very light and it had been dark for a while now. We had driven through patches of heavy rain but it had cleared and we rolled down the windows to enjoy the clean air. She could see the massive star field clearly out the side window and so could I, in Santa Monica there is too much city light and you only get to see a few stars.

My wife and I had been talking casually for awhile about what activities were to come since we had a couple more days to enjoy. Then, she said "Wait, what's that?" I said "What?" "In the sky, in front of us, as big as my hand, it was triangular, a flash of lights, in rows." I felt that maybe this was just some refection off of the windshield, maybe when i switched from low beams to high so I tried that but that wasn't it.

Then she saw it again. This time there was fear in her voice as it was wavering in tone, and that got my attention, we have been married for ten years and I know her well.

So I now was shifting my line of sight from the road ahead to the sky and back.

And for the briefest moment, as if seeing traces of light from lamps that were just switching off, I saw it too. They seemed to be yellow in color, and in rows, dotting the triangular shape, the shape seemed longer at one end.

And then it was gone.

Just after, I asked her to grab my TX-1 video camera, because if this thing comes back I want to be ready. And she too got her camera and was at the ready watching the night sky. But it did not come back.

When we arrived at the house in Volcano, I asked her to draw something of what she had seen.

I confirmed the shape too. Except it was with the front point facing down instead of up when I saw it. There was also a sort of criss-crossing frame between the lights that you could just make out.

In the following days what we had seen kept popping up in our conversations. It was a very strange event and I don't think we will ever forget it.