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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2005 13:45 (Entered as : 01/01/2005 13:45)
Reported: 1/1/2005 7:29:34 PM 19:29
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Shape: Changing
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
White objects at high altitude and high speeds during clear daytime conditions.

Saw UFOs while grilling on deck. Noticed them while watching airliner depart local area to the north. Saw three of them and thought at first that they were high-flying seagulls or other birds. But as the airliner flew by them they suddenly took off toward the southwest in formationn---and at a hight rate of speed. Then they separated from the formation, flew apart for a while, then resumed close formation and disappeared beyond the horizon. Changes of speed and direction were unusually abrupt. I am a former USAF pilot and can say I never saw anything like this before.