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Occurred : 10/21/1998 22:42 (Entered as : 10/21/98 22:42)
Reported: 10/21/1998 22:38
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Columbia, TN
Shape: Formation
U-shaped formation of orange gold lights travelling south at high speed.

10-21-98 22:42. After star-gazing for 10-15 minutes my eyes were pretty well adjusted. I had seen only one high altitude jet and no shooting stars or satellites. I was laying on a cot flat on my back inside a built up commercial/residential area with high background light level. Very faint cumulus clouds, widely dispersed were present, but not in the section directly overhead where the objects were observed. Sky was otherwise clear and stars particularly bright this evening. I observed 12-15 objects travelling at a constant velocity and direction, very nearly due south. Their luminosity was equal among them and remained constant until obscured by tall trees nearby. Color was dim orange/gold. Objects were no more than points of light. I would estimate the arc they traversed in approximately 6 seconds was no more than 35-40 degrees. Objects were in a roughly U-shaped formation with the closed end leading. There were no sounds as there had been with the jet earlier. Size of formation would comparable to 2 finger widths at arms length.