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Occurred : 11/23/1995 01:00 (Entered as : 11/23/1995 1:00)
Reported: 12/14/2004 7:30:24 PM 19:30
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Gaithersberg, MD
Shape: Formation
Duration:15sec-1min
November, 1995 sighting of a red "V" formation followed by a wavy string of greenish lights.

My friend and I went outside to have a cigarette on the night before Thanksgiving--we were freshmen in college and I was staying with his family for the holiday. As we stood outside, we saw three red lights in a "v" formation, followed by 5-7 greenish-white lights moving in a fluid, wavy motion. The closest analogy I can think of is a tadpole or a sperm.

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Red=* Light green = .

The red lights were about the size and brightness of Venus as it appears to the naked eye. The trailing lights were smaller.

An airplane was in the sky concurrently, and though the mysterious lights looked further away than those of the plane, they were moving much, much faster.

Also, their motion didn't seem like anything we'd ever seen before. Rather than moving as though propelled by a motive force coming from a fixed place ( ie a jet or prop ) , these lights seemed to change direction instantaneously. They were also capable of hovering in place, then jumping to an incredible rate of speed, and always in formation. I still remember it clearly because I've never really seen anything move like that in my life -- particularly an aircraft. It reminded me of how a hummingbird hovers, then darts.

When the lights flew over us, they again picked up speed in their jerky-but-fluid way, startling my companion and causing him to fall in a hedge beside the house.

Anyway, that's it. It was weird.


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