|Occurred : 9/24/2016 22:15 (Entered as : 09/24/16 22:15)
Reported: 9/25/2016 2:30:09 AM 02:30
Location: Long Beach, CA
|Three very bright lights in triangle formation moving slowly across sky, slightly rotating in formation
I was driving over what is known as Signal Hill, within the city limits of Long Beach, CA. I noticed a strange object with multiple lights blinking in sequence flying past about a quarter mile away. As i proceeded over the top of the hill and began to drive down the other side I saw that it was suddenly at least 2-3 miles away but still shone very very bright. About two blocks further down the hill i looked south and saw three VERY bright lights in an isoceles triangle formation. I made a sudden Uturn to head back to higher ground and pulled over to take some pictures. As minutes passed the lights moved across the horizon but stayed in the formation. I then noticed as i scanned the skyline, of which i had about 180 degree field of vision i took notice of an inordinate amount of other aircraft and helicopters flying around rapidly. From where i stood i could see clear for at least 20 miles. When i would unfocus my eyes on a darker area of the sky, other faint! lights throughout the sky became visible, some moving slowly, others staying in place. After a few minutes i got back in the car to head home. On the 10 minute drive from the hill to my house I saw four helicopters and what i belive to be a military jet, all moving quickly and at varying altitudes. I captured some very clear shots of what i saw and upon returning home pulled them up on my laptop to adjust contrast and other photo settings. This revealed many more lights than i was aware of as well as showed that the three main lights I was trying to photograph were all in the shape of a triangle/delta.