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Occurred : 6/21/1997 23:30 (Entered as : 06/21/97 23:30 pm)
Reported: 6/24/1997 11:51
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Shape: Disk
Duration:7-9 sec
Summary : My wife and I have had another sighting. Sunday night (6/21/97) at 11:15 PM we were in the back yard watching the sky. The first thing we saw was a dim light we thought was a satellite because we see them all the time. The odd thing about this one was that as we watched it, it would get VERY bright and then fade to a dim light about every 10 sec. It did not seem to be as high as we normally see satellites. Julie began to count the approx. seconds between the bright and dim cycles. It appeared overhead and we watched it until it disappeared in the North. We are not sure if this was anything but a satellite.At 11:30 PM Julie began saying,"look at that","look at that"! I looked up towards the West and saw a squadron of small disk shaped objects flying in real tight formation, traveling from West to East over our heads. The moon was almost full in the SE. It seemed that the leading edge was illuminated by the moon, giving these object the appearance of a crescent shape. I estimate that there may have been 10-15 or more of these objects. The formation was irregular, not like Air Force formation flying. We watched them fade from view to the East. There was no sound and the movement was very smooth. They were possibly around 800-1000 ft. high, (this is an approximation as the sky was totally clear).I do not know if the pulsating light and the squadron had anything to do with each other, but the cluster of crescent shapes was certainly hair raising. They were moving very fast. We only saw them for about 7-9 seconds.

My wife and I have had another sighting. Sunday night (6/21/97) at 11:15 PM we were in the back yard watching the sky. The first thing we saw was a dim light we thought was a satellite because we see them all the time. The odd thing about this one was that as we watched it, it would get VERY bright and then fade to a dim light about every 10 sec. It did not seem to be as high as we normally see satellites. Julie began to count the approx. seconds between the bright and dim cycles. It appeared overhead and we watched it until it disappeared in the North. We are not sure if this was anything but a satellite.At 11:30 PM Julie began saying,"look at that","look at that"! I looked up towards the West and saw a squadron of small disk shaped objects flying in real tight formation, traveling from West to East over our heads. The moon was almost full in the SE. It seemed that the leading edge was illuminated by the moon, giving these object the appearance of a crescent shape. I estimate that there may have been 10-15 or more of these objects. The formation was irregular, not like Air Force formation flying. We watched them fade from view to the East. There was no sound and the movement was very smooth. They were possibly around 800-1000 ft. high, (this is an approximation as the sky was totally clear).I do not know if the pulsating light and the squadron had anything to do with each other, but the cluster of crescent shapes was certainly hair raising. They were moving very fast. We only saw them for about 7-9 seconds. ((Name deleted))