|Occurred : 5/5/2001 17:00 (Entered as : 050501 17.00 pm)
Reported: 5/5/2001 20:12
Location: El Cajon, CA
Duration:1 1/2 hrs.
|On Saturday we were outside watching a world war II airshow at Gillespie field from our back yard when we noticed two bright star like lights in the south eastern sky. We watched them change formation, come together, spread apart and hover for about 45 minutes. Then, from the south 18 more dimmer lights in a long formation slowly moved in a northern direction, eventually coming together with the two brighter lights in a central cluster. They stayed in that cluster for about 15 minutes, occasionally forming 3 pointed triangles and flashing green and red alternating colors as they moved. As the sun dipped in the western sky they became gradually dimmer until we could no longer see them.
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