1/16/2001 Formation of 3 objects in souther sky over Florida. Light beams, light bursts and seperation and departure.Traveling south on I-75 thru Port Charlotte, Fl. at 7:40pm. In the sky south east of I-75 a formation consisting of three lights was apparent. One light was extremely light and two other were less bright but of equal intensity. A light beam came from the large object, radiating downward and moving back left to right once.The formation began to change showing distance growing between the bright object and the two lesser objects. The two smaller still staying in same proximity of each other. Then a star burst around one of the smaller was extremely evident. Looking like a burst of energy and then the light became smaller until disappearing. The second smaller light dropped further down then became smaller. The large light became dimmer and then display another burst of light around it and grew smaller to the visable eye until disappearing.Many other witnessed this along I-75 were they had pulled over to watch the event unfold.What a great experience.