Three members of the crew of the USS Supply, at 6:10 a.m. local time, sighted an echelon formation of three remarkable meteors which appeared near the horizon below clouds, moving directly toward the ship. As they approached, the UFOs began soaring, rose above the cloud layer, and were observed climbing into space, still in echelon. The lead object was egg shaped and about the size of six suns, about 3° of arc. The other two were smaller and appeared to be perfectly round. They remained visible for over two minutes.
Meteors, of course, do not travel in echelon formation, change course and climb, nor remain visible for two minutes.