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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/2000 18:30 (Entered as : 11/01/00 18:30)
Reported: 11/1/2000 09:07
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Small Translucent Triangle in Orange County, CA

Small translucent, black, triangular craft with three dimly lit white, non-blinking lights at each of the three corners of craft. Probably about the size of a jet fighter and lower in altitude than the other typical aircraft that were in the sky around it. I would guess less than 1000'. I live near John Wayne airport and there is always a couple of planes in the sky. I have never seen anything like this before. Not a sound was made by the craft. There was a large plane much higher in the sky, and I beleive a police helicopter close by judging by sound, but was unable to see the helicopter. I live about 2miles from the ocean, and this craft was coming from Newport Beach when I initially saw it. It then veered off towards Seal Beach, which is north from me. My brain was telling me that it was three white birds flying in formation. But when I first saw it I remember an outline, which is why I say translucent. It also was visably "banking" when it turned north, meaning the right light appeared to raise slightly. That was it.