|Occurred : 5/18/1999 01:15 (Entered as : 05/18/99 0115am)
Reported: 5/29/1999 21:26
Location: Atlantic Ocean (between San Juan and U.S. Virgin Isl.),
|Sitting on the balcony of the RCCL Grandeur of the Seas my girlfriend and I saw "lights" flying in a triangle shaped formation.
Cruising from San Juan ,Puerto Rico to St.Thomas USVI, my girlfriend and I saw a formation of flying lights approximately 50 yards from our private balcony. The lights were not attached to an object, they were 12-20 seperate units. We watched them fly at about the same height as the 8th deck we were on. The formation suddenly stopped and reversed it's direction. We at first thought that it might have been birds until it did that. The formation then flew towards the ship and then amazingly seperated into individual balls of light and then vanished. My girlfriend and I both work for a aircraft manufactuer and I am retired from the Airforce, we are both very familiar with flight patterns and what we saw was not normal for an aircraft.We just don't know what we saw but we did see something.