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Occurred : 7/16/2000 18:05 (Entered as : 07/16/00 18:05)
Reported: 7/16/2000 19:43
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Auburn, WA
Shape: Disk
Duration:one hour
Starting at 18:05 I witnessed at least 7 rounded/circular/oval objects in approx. a 140 degree arc approximating a line southeast to northwest, the center of the arc in close proximity with the location of the FCC Center in Auburn, about four blocks as the crow flies from our residence. These objects were whiteish to yellowish in color, at an obvious very high altitude, (I can recall no aircraft flying that high.) My wife brought out a pair of cheap binoculars and I was able to find two of these objects of the same color and just slightly larger size.At about 18:20 two of the objects that were quite some distance from each other started on a line toward each other at a much increased speed.(Up to this point the objects seremed to be lazily traversing in random courses.)The two objects seemed to swerve at the last moment to pass by "closely". At 18:25 the objects dissappeared from my view at which point I went into the house to obtain the UFO reporting telephone number. I returned outside about two minutes later, looked upwards towards a thin whisp of "cloud" and was greeted with three of these similar objects, closely grouped in the shape of a triangle. Putting the binoculars on this grouping it was cleasrly three of the aforementioned items,spaced closely yet with some distance apart to enable viewing clear sky behind them. It appeared that there was "something brown" that they were grouped about. About five minutes later the sky was again "clear" of objects. My wife observed a portion of this but is somewhat lacking in far vision. Do you have any idea what this could have been? We were thinking of a mass release of weather balloons but when the two changed course to close in on each other we began to wonder just what we were looking at ((personal information deleted))