At approximately 9:10 pm I walked outside to pack some things in my car for school the next day. As I closed my door I looked up over the top the car to the southeast and observed 3 lights forming a triangle in the sky. The lights stayed on and did not blink. I was able to determine that the object that the lights were attached to was dark and triangular shaped. The object seemed fairly large. When I first observed the object it was hovering. I watched it for what seemed to be 30 seconds. All of a sudden the lights flashed very brightly and the object took off at a very high rate of speed. I also heard a "whooshing" sound that did not sound like a helicopter or airplane. I immediately came in and told my father, who suggested that I send this report to you.