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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/17/2004 18:15 (Entered as : 10/17/2004 18:15)
Reported: 10/18/2004 1:43:56 PM 13:43
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Formation
Duration: 5 minutes
Looked like rectangle parachutes but nobody was under the canopies, objects never desended.

I was looking at new auto's at a local dealership and looked overhead and saw 4 rectangle blue and red objects. To the right of these objects was a larger off-white object with darker color on the bottom of it. I estimate these objects to be at approximately 5 or 6 thousand feet high. They were staying in a formation type configuration except for the off-white object which seemed to move at it's own will staying in close relation to the other 4 objects. When I first spotted these I thought they were skydivers that opened their shoots real high, that's what it looked like initially. The four smaller objects seemed to be travelling with the winds aloft but the larger object seemed to be able to control itself. Being a pilot I've flown airplanes for the past twenty five years and I've NEVER seen anything like this. I could'nt even sleep last night thinking about it. I observed this activity for at least five minutes until the objects slowly disappeared from sight. Sky conditions were perfectly clear, visibility unlimited.