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Occurred : 7/18/2012 21:20 (Entered as : 07/18/12 21:20)
Reported: 7/22/2012 4:32:35 PM 16:32
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Port Orange, FL
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Orange/white glowing lights in night sky, triangle formation, moving from west to east July 18, 2012 - 9 PM

During my evening bicycle ride heading south, I saw a bright orange glowing sphere emerge from above the tree tops. As I watched it, two more followed forming a triangle shape. Then, two more came after that. They were all the same size, shape and color. They did not flash like the lights of a plane would. They did not make any noise and traveled at a steady pace from East to West over the river and out towards beachside and the ocean.

A small airplane (4 seater maybe) followed after them in almost the same direction, which confirmed for me that they were not small airplanes flying together.

At that moment, someone a few blocks to the west lit off some fireworks. Not sure why other than maybe they had some leftover from 4th of July, but it made me wonder if they had sent up some Chinese lanterns. But, the lights I saw stayed in the exact same formation, did not gain altitude that I could tell, did not flicker or change in any way, and none scattered or floated in different directions. I thought they’d have to be pretty talented or lucky to send up lanterns in a triangle shape and have them stay that way as they floated over the river.

Regardless, after these lights had gone out of sight, I proceeded a little further with my bike ride but was a shaken by what I had seen. I have never seen anything like this. So, I decided to turn around and head home going north on the same road. When I did, as I approached the same area, two more of the same lights emerged flying parallel to each other and also went from West to East over the river and out towards beach side and the ocean.

I have three photos from my cell phone camera of the first set of f five as I was heading south and one picture of the two I saw when I was heading north. The first two pictures have a street light in the photo and the distance from the street light changes, so you can tell that the lights have moved away from the street light. In the first three, the color of the lights appears white, although they were orange to my naked eye. The last picture of the final two I saw more accurately reflects the orange color.