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Occurred : 11/15/1997 03:50 (Entered as : 11/15/97 350)
Reported: 11/16/1997 23:36
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Reno, NV
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 min
Summary : Listened to radio on the way from San Jose to Reno, NV. We listened to Artbell on his AM talk radio. We just viewed what we thought were UFOs in the bay area and wondered if there was any news about our sighting. We heard about the 9 PM Oregon, Washington, and Reno sightings of UFOs and this sort of confirmed our sightings and wondered if they were related. We kept hearing about triangular shaped objects being sited so we were observing the sky. The moon was unusually bright that morning. When I got into Reno, I was headed south on Highway 395 toward our destination and I saw three dots of light that was about 30 degrees from the horizon almost directly toward the south. The three lights looked like stars but were unusually bright. I have been star gazing for a couple of years since my wife and I have been interested in UFOs. I've witnessed the landing of the Space Shuttle above the skies in Vallejo. I also saw the Mir streak across the sky one evening when a local newscaster told me when and where to look for the Mir. I tried to get a better view and get closer to the lights but the three lights moved toward the west and one of the lights went behind Mount Rose near Lake Tahoe. We went climbing near Mt Rose about three weeks earlier so we were familiar with locations. The strange thing was the exact symmetry of the three points of light from each other as they slowly moved across the sky. It seemed like they were guided exactly by the movement of the other lights. We got out of the car and I took photos and I'm not sure if they will come out. I should get the photos back on Tuesday. As my wife and I looked at the two lights as they hovered behind Mt Rose, the right most light flared up in brightness and appeared like it got brighter, then suddenly dimmed. The lights appeared to me to about 100 miles south west of Reno, somewhere above the Sierras in California. It could be deceiving and the objects even further out like hundreds of miles. It is hard to tell unless someone triangulates the movements as I described them. Now my wife and I and the kids are convinced that we are not alone in this galaxy. The numerous reports of triangle shaped objects may have merit If I am correct, the object could be miles across and may be cloaked. The tips of the triangle are the size of stars to throw off our perception and blend in with the stars at night. Without a telescope, it was difficult to determine if these were craft that were navigating and controlled by equidistance between each other or one huge vessel. We were excited and contacted the local TV news stations but no one called us back. You are our only hope to describe this UFO. Please advise what to do next.

I am a Project Manager working for ((Name deleted)) Corp and have a scientific background. This defies all logic and we are not sure if these were astronomic bodies that we were observing. My wife and her two sons ((Name deleted)) 12, ((Name deleted)) 9, and my sons ((Name deleted)) 3, and ((Name deleted)) 12 all observed this event and have similar observations.