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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/8/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 08/08/13 21:30)
Reported: 8/9/2013 10:19:45 AM 10:19
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
15 flying objects over San Diego.

At approximately 21:30 on Thursday, 8 August 2013, during a five minute period, fifteen separate and distinct airborne objects with identical bright white lighting emerged at low altitude from southeast of downtown San Diego, flew in a gentle climb initially at a moderate rate of velocity, then began a near vertical climb until I lost sight. They were in a very loose trail formation and maneuvered very differently from conventional commercial or military aircraft. The lighting on the objects was constant and non-flickering. There were no conventional red or white anti-collision lights apparent on any of the objects. There were no red, green, or white navigation lights evident on any of the objects. This was in stark contrast to commercial passenger airliners approaching San Diego's Lindbergh Field for landing. The lighting and flight paths of the objects were in stark contrast to the commercial airliners that appeared to fly under the formation of the objects. Military helicopter flight operations at NAS North Island were also ongoing simultaneously and were in stark visual contrast to the objects. The objects did not make any sounds or noise.

I am a retired Marine aviator with 4000 hours of flying experience. What I witnessed last night was like nothing I had ever seen before. There has been no reporting of any sightings, as I described, in any of the local San Diego media sources. I can't imagine that no one else saw the same sight. Close to where I was standing, four other people saw the objects and were commenting on the sighting. I was able to take two photographs with my iPhone camera that clearly show multiple flying objects above the San Diego skyline.

Can this sighting be verified?