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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/15/1980 22:00 (Entered as : 11/15/1980 10:00 PM)
Reported: 8/7/2022 8:04:52 PM 20:04
Posted: 9/9/2022
Location: Middlesex, NJ
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Object had three white lights at each corner forming a triangle, estimated to be 1/2 degree separated. The lights were all of equal brightness and were estimated to match a first magnitude star. Object instantly appeared due north approximately 20 degrees above the horizon and immediately moved due west over a period of five seconds while remaining parallel to the horizon. It traveled a distance of 20 to 30 degrees of sky before vanishing. Rotating counterclockwise the entire time it was moving.
This event was observed with no optical aid (naked eye) when I was 17 but I never reported it before. I had been outside using a telescope.