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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2016 00:04 (Entered as : 1/1/16 00:04)
Reported: 1/1/2016 12:34:14 AM 00:34
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Richland, WA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Multiple craft, long duration event

Right after going outside in my back year to watch fireworks with my wife, we both noticed what appeared to be a military style formation of initially 6 separate craft. All craft were in an almost straight line and evenly spaced, except for the first craft, which was about 3 times further ahead then the rest of the craft were spaced.

More craft appeared when the lead craft went out of sight. There was no noise present and the craft appeared to be at about 30,000 feet and flying north east from the south west. From my vantage point, they were straight up from a hill, directly to the south of my home.

Every craft flew the exact same pattern and were extremely slow. The last craft took 8 minutes to traverse the same path the previous traveled in less time. All craft disappeared at the exact same location.

There was a low cloud bank but was only partially covering the skies.

The path the craft were flying through was not clouded and had very good visibility.