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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/17/1996 02:30
Reported: 11/19/1996 15:40
Posted: 11/2/1999
Location: Arcadia, CA
Duration: 3 sec.
The caller, a young man, was leaving the home of a friend in Arcadia, CA. His friend, who is frequently joking, hit the caller on the shoulder and told him to turn around and look. His friend grabbed him and physically turned him around.

The caller, at first sceptical about the request, turned and saw a "triangle of lights" in the sky. The lights formed an isosceles triangle from the viewers' vantage point, with equal distances between the lights.

The "point" (i.e. apex) of the lights was facing west. On the right side of the object, there simply was nothing! Nothing was visible.

The object was very lareg, twice the size of the caller's thumbnail, held at arm's length, i.e. about 4-5 times the diameter of the moon.

The object moved from the viewers' right to left, dipped, rose up, dipped again, rose again, then shot off to the left.

The caller reported that the movement of the object were "fluid." Also, the object generated a "shimmering effect" around its periphery. It looked like a "camouflaged shield."