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Occurred : 8/19/2001 23:45 (Entered as : 08/19/01 23:45)
Reported: 4/30/2002 9:37:47 PM 21:37
Posted: 1/26/2003
Location: Shuswap Lake (Canada), BC
Shape: Triangle
Duration:25 minutes
Triangular positioned satillites!?!?

On the evening above mentioned, while sitting around a beach fire, I looked up because something caught the corner of my eye. At first glance, it appeared to be a satillite heading in and eastern direction. I used a quick measurement of distance that most Astronomers use with no judge if perhaps it was as high as another satillite trailing at the same speed behind the first. while observing these two "satillites" following the same orbit...a third was spotted directly across from the second one...same speed, height and heading. To our amazement...when these three "satillites" crossed the path of a fairly intense star(i forget which now) the star vanished until the "satillites" passed our particular line of sight to the star.

This is all a little hard to explain...however, there was no visible lines connecting the three "satillites" and they never waivered from their speed,heading, or height. I hate that people say they could have just been three satillites on the same orbit..just stratigically placed that when I checked NASA's J-track site, just after they passed...I could find no satillites anywhere near our area. J-track currently shows up to 2500 satillites and their orbits, names etc. Anyone else see anything like this? After this...without offering any of this information...some friends described the exact same thing while out trying to catch the tail end of the palaides meteor shower. huh.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous. We have discovered that the U. S. Navy occasionally launches satellites, which apparently fly in a formation of three. They are part of the "N.O.S.S." program, we believe. There is a Navy website that describes the program. We have received many reports of these satellites, and they have stimulated considerable debate among astronomers, particularly a group in the U.K.. PD))