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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/28/1997 22:00 (Entered as : 22:00)
Reported: 5/10/1997 11:45
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: light
Duration:30 seconds
Summary : My wife and I witnessed around 10 to 13 amber lights flying in a 'V' formation at a high rate of speed over Houston.

My wife and I had just stepped out of our apartment in west Houston to try and see if the comet was still out. She noticed some lights in the sky, which she said were in the shape of a kite. When she told me to look, I saw what looked to be a large triangle in the western sky. As the lights moved toward us and toward Houston, I realized there were around 10 to 13 individual amber colored lights flying in a perfect "V" formation. They were going extremely fast, and seemed to be at a very high altitude. They passed to the south of us, and as they neared Houston, started shifting positions. Once over the downtown area, we started losing sight because of the lights of the city, but the lights appeared to stop. As soon as this happened, we bolted for the video camera. On our return, we could no longer see them. The time from sighting in the west until they were over downtown was around 30 seconds or so. I did some rough estimates of speed based on where I thought the!y were at first (Sealy??). No jet flies at ~10,000 mph.I am an electrical engineer from ((Name deleted)) University by education (War Eagle!), and I work at ((Name deleted)) as a programmer. My wife is a student at University of Houston. This was the first truly bizarre thing either of us has witnessed.