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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/8/2001 05:40 (Entered as : 01/08/01 05:40)
Reported: 1/9/2001 12:38
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Kamuela, HI
Duration: 3-5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
While walking my neighbor and I saw three very fast-moving lights in the pre-dawn sky.

My walking mate and I were walking in our neighborhood in remote Hawaii before dawn when we happened to look at the sky to see three very fast-moving lights. We watched for a few seconds, and the lights totally disappeared, as though behind a cloud. The trajectory was from the Northeast. We had the impression the lights were getting closer because the distance between the two lights in the front increased. These were not falling stars, as the trajectory appeared to parallel the earth, rather than descend to the earth. The lights were 15-20 times brighter than the brightest of stars (closer to the size of car headlights at a distance). There was no noise associated with the lights. The speed of the lights was much faster than that of an ordinary airplane. We do not know how long the lights had been visible before we chanced looking up to see them. I did not see an object, but my neighbor sensed there was an object associated with the lights.