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Occurred : 7/4/1996 23:30 (Entered as : 7/4/96 23:30)
Reported: 2/6/1998 05:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Traverse City, MI
Shape: Other
Duration:30sec
I saw approx. 20 small pin points of light in a triangular formation. (almost like a group of birds flying south) The points of light resembled satellites as seen in the night sky, but the formation was strange. After about 30 second, the lights faded away.

I was on the beach late on July 4th (the year Independance Day came out - everyone laughed when they heard my story) I love to look at the stars, and I had been looking at the sky for a few minuits when I saw a group of lights. They were all tiny pinpricks of light, like a satellite, but moving together in a V-shape, like birds. They all followed their own individual paths, but didn't break the V formation. The V shape also moved across the sky at a constant velocity. I am an astronomy and physics major, and I can't think of anything that can explain what I saw.