A pale blue light engulfed the city of Wilmington.
Residents looked up into the evening sky to see its source:
A 200' long something streaking along on a level course 100' above. Trailing behind it at 100' intervals cruised 3 very red and glowing balls. A 4th abruptly joined the other 3 after shooting out from the rear of the main object, which was giving off sparkles after the manner of a rocket.
The lead UFO turned toward the southeast, passed over the Delaware River, and then headed straight east until lost from view.
The incident lasted one minute.