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Occurred : 7/13/2003 18:15 (Entered as : 07/13/03 18:15)
Reported: 7/17/2003 11:26:55 PM 23:26
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Bartonsville, PA
Shape: Formation
Duration:10 minutes
Large object with nine bright small objects moving independently nearby

I was sitting in the backyard at my friend's house and looked up at the sky. Between two clouds of a mostly clear sky looking due east at a 45 degree angle, I saw a large object at about 5000 ft(based upon cloud height I received from Weather Bureau) I initially thought was a balloon. Then I noticed two dots moving below the object and thought they were skydivers, However, the dots did not descend but moved independently around the large object,made no sound and emitted a bright light. I asked my three friends, what's that? All the objects were moving *very* slowly from west to east.

One friend counted nine point objects, then saw one of them disappear as it moved toward the large object, I counted eight point objects. One friend brought out some 10x30 binoculars. Viewed through the binoculars the large object had some shadows, was deltoid or teardrop shaped with the smaller end pointed down,silver grey color, some portions emitting light. The smaller objects remained points of light and meandered independently in groups of 2, 3 or 4 around the large object as if they were taking in the view of the nearby Delaware Water Gap. The large object became smaller as it moved further east, the dots faded, then we lost all sight of the objects when they went behind some trees.

Observer 1 Computer Programmer Observer 2 Professor (PhD) Observer 3 Mechanical Engineer Observer 4 Teacher/Writer