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Occurred : 12/31/2011 18:30 (Entered as : 12/31/11 18:30)
Reported: 12/31/2011 8:44:27 PM 20:44
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: El Cerrito, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 hours
Triangular and two-light formations seen over the California Bay Area.

I was at the top of a hill that you could see the whole bay from and I looked to my side a little and I saw these two really bright, big lights staying still and equidistant in the sky. They were larger than stars,light yellow, and they were not blinking and just as my boyfriend made a joke about it being a UFO, a third, even brighter one appeared--and by "appeared," I mean it was just all of a sudden there--over those two and made a perfect triangle. And they stayed like that, perfectly still, for about two or three minutes before they began to spin and rotate kinda slowly. I think they were maintaining their perfect triangle shape but the shape seemed to morph as it spun in the sky. And then one of them shot off to the right and disappeared and it was just two that were sort of orbiting each other. They stayed like that for a while and then another floated over and took its place and it continued like this for like 15 minutes until they all floated away fr! om one another and eventually faded away. We decided to keep walking while keeping our eyes on it but we eventually lost sight. Then a couple minutes later we saw the same thing a few miles over. As we were walking further down the road we saw the same thing again even further over, again. We never saw two of these formations at once so we can't say how many there actually were, but we did see a formation in various, distinctly different spots within a very short amount of time. We then decided to go get some food. We were in there for about half an hour to forty-five minutes and when we came out, we saw another two-light formation over the parking lot. We watched it for about a minute before going to the other side of the plaza, which obscured our view. The store we were meaning to go to was closed, though, so we headed back around. By the time we got back, the lights had completely vanished. It only took about a minute and a half. The last formation we saw was another two! -lighter over the bay before we went in the house.

The lights did not blink like most aircraft; sometimes they did not even move--just hovered, stationary, above the city in a perfect triangle. There seemed to always be a main "tip" of the triangle that the whole formation rotated around. This one was always the brightest.