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Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:10 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:10)
Reported: 11/16/1999 18:52
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Holland, OH
Shape: Formation
Duration:40.seconds
i went outside to smoke a ciggarette,i glanced to the west of my home.saw cluster of lights,elongated formation,some larger than others.with fiery trails,flew due west to east at the hight of a standard helicopter

they flew in a steady formation,in an elongated patern,due west to due east.at about the height and speed of a helicopter,they had fiery trails like from a bottle rocket orangeish, the trails didn't extend too far back of them,at first sighting of them i thought it was a larger type fireworks,like a buzzing bee rocket.the lights were white with the burning,fizzling out trails...there were appoximate 7 to 10 lights kinda like star shaped,the lead one was a little bigger than some of them and a few even smaller still,they bulged out from the lead one in a kinda elongated skinny diamond patern.irregulary spaced apart. giving an estamated size,i would say ,if you were looking up at a standard, one of our local hospital lifeflight helicopters,it would be about 10 of them back to back,they flew at a steady pace straight and true no deviations...i'm a 42 year old jeep factory worker with 23 years seniority.i've never seen anything remotely like this.i;ve seen meteors,airplanes at night,comets etc...this was the coolest thing i've ever seen ...i was outside smoking a cigg.because my non smoking in-laws were on our computer with my wife showing them something... :) :) :)