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Occurred : 9/14/2013 19:45 (Entered as : 09/14/2013 19:45)
Reported: 9/15/2013 8:58:48 AM 08:58
Posted: 9/30/2013
Location: Gardendale, AL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:4 hours
Up to 9 Objects flying erratically and taking interest in several commercial planes. Birmingham, AL area

At around 19:45 central time I and my family were getting into our car preparing to go home after visiting my parents. I looked up and noticed a dim light that seemed to just be a high flying plane traveling northbound; but the object suddenly changed directions southbound. It did not turn it just changed direction from north to south. When I saw this I called my wife and parents over to see what I was seeing. As they were coming to see I turned on the video camera on my phone and began recording.

After the initial light several more appeared; up to 8 or 9 at one point. T hese lights were dim and looked like stars. They sped up and slowed down and made erratic course changes. Many times they traveled in a circular course; then would shoot off in a strait line. These objects would also in 2s or 3s travel toward a common point and when they reached the common point (all at the same time) they would all change direction away from each other.

Several times while watching these objects a plane would fly through the area of the sky where these objects were performing their maneuvers. When a plane would fly through the area the objects in front of the planes would quickly move away to the side and then change course and follow the plane. This happened at least 10 times. On one occasion I watched one object come up behind a plane for maybe 2 seconds, then moved beside the plane for maybe another 2 seconds and then speed around in front of the plane and quickly move off to the north.

At around 20:10 my wife, daughter and I drove up the road to see if we could see the objects better from another location. After arriving at a local Arbys and getting a few sodas we looked in the direction of the objects and were not able to see them. We then returned to my parent’s home where we could once again see the objects.

At 23:50 hours I reluctantly decided to return to my home so my wife and child could get some sleep. At this time there were still a few of the objects still flying around. I have to add that I have never seen anything like these objects nor had my wife or parents. I made 3 videos on my phone; they are not very good quality and are shaky, but they do show some of the lights and maybe they can be of some use.