During Alexander's siege of Tyre, a large flying shield, leadng a triangular formation of four smaller shields, circled over Tyre while thousands of soldiers on both sides watched in amazement.
There was a sighting by three crew members on the USS Supply 300 miles west of San Francisco, reported by Lt. Frank Schofield, later to become Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Battle Fleet. Schofield wrote of three bright red egg-shaped and circular objects flying in echelon formation that approached beneath the cloud layer, then changed course and "soared" above the clouds, departing directly away from the earth after two to three minutes. The largest had an apparent size of about six suns.
Murray Schumach, described how people across New York and other states along the East Coast stopped along roadsides or climbed onto rooftops to observe various formations.
Holding a narrow-echelon formation, slightly stepped up.
Six bright red objects, about 100 feet in diameter, flying in echelon formation some 2,000 feet above Chesapeake Bay. Nash-Fortenberry incident. (7)
Photograph reportedly taken in Moumra, Italy on December 1, 1953. A group of people seem to be fixed on the odd formation of unknown objects.
2nd Lt. E.J. Marlow, Twelve grey objects from cigar to egg-shaped, varied their formation from elliptical -> wavy line -> scattered -> straight line -> trail formation.
Sharply-defined, egg-shaped UFO. Straight, multiclored rays extended backward in a V-formation from the front of the object.
Six or eight red balls, arranged in a rectangular formation, became two objects with lights by the end of the 15 minute sighting.
Philip Parker. Their plane was flying at about 1,000 feet as they circled the lake near the McGuire Nuclear Station, when they noticed three "bright objects" to their right. Pilot Mayhew gave his plane full throttle and they rose barely high enough to escape the UFOs, which were flying in formation 100 feet below them. Unnerved, as he was Parker was able to take one photograph of the three circular UFOs above Lake Norman.
Several dozen white UFOs appeared above the city, moving at speeds of up to approximately 840 miles per hour. The objects were described as "white dots" and in some cases left a trail behind. The objects sometimes appeared in formations including V shapes and diamonds. Around noontime, two formations of such objects met in the sky above Vatican City, formed a "St. Andrew's Cross" (similar to the pattern of bars on the Amerian Confederate flag used during the Civil War), then altered formation to assume a more conventional X shape before dividing into curved formations and moving apart. A few minutes later, the objects returned in various formations, though this time they were not over the Vatican.
Private pilot reports three arrow-shaped objects flying in formation and disappearing at high speed.
One of the discs stationed itself at the rear of the cigar and the other two stationed themselves either side of the cigar (see diagram). Shortly afterwards, the two discs either side of the cigar swapped sides, reforming at the back of the cigar, this
time behind the third disc. The discs flew in this formation behind the cigar, so that it looked as if it had 'a tail'.
Danny Gordon. Photographed objects that appear to change shape or light formation.
In Peru, in America and in the UK, UFOs have been spotted this year, apparently flying as a team.