|Occurred : 7/14/2007 01:19 (Entered as : 07/14/07 1:19)
Reported: 7/18/2007 2:41:18 PM 14:41
Location: Madison, WI
|Four orange objects in formation followed by another.
I went out at night and looked up, and I saw four uniformly lit orangish lights in formation accelerating westwards, and then another slightly larger light to the north following it. The objects were appoximately egg-shaped, although it was hard to tell because of their speed, and their brightness was approximately one-third of the moon. They were about a third of the size of the moon, and the four were in a paralellogram formation, with the long ends facing east to west. They resembled fighter planes flying in formation because of the relative movement to each other when they traveled, but the accelerated so quickly that no plane could ever go this fast. The formation was about two times as long as the moon, and about one moon or less wide. The objects were silent and appeared to be at a very high altitude, yet they accelerated very quickly and uniformly. As soon as I looked up they began accelerating and in about 2 seconds they went from directly overhead to close to the horizon and out of sight. A second later the other object to the north followed with the same acceleration and speed. This other object seemed to take off from kind of a small curve, and then it followed a straight line. The sky was completely clear so I know these couldn't have been reflections. I know what meteors look like and I am certain these were not them. Also, I have seen some of the fastest planes in the world flying overhead at low altitudes, and they were nowhere near as fast as the objects I saw on this night. Furthermore, I saw almost exactly the same thing in the same city approximately eight or nine years ago and remember it vividly. I figured since I saw the same thing again I would report it.