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Occurred : 7/5/1997 00:00 (Entered as : 07/05/97 00:00)
Reported: 7/4/1997 02:28
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Crete, NE
Shape: Light
Duration:5-10 minutes
Summary : A bright light seen in the sky, when observed through binoculars seen as a bright light surrounded by three to five others, hovering and then moving to another spot

My friend and I were observing stars andsatellites after lighting our fireworks.After tracking a satellite for severalminutes, we observed a growing light in thesky. It seemed far away, and looked likethe landing lights of a plane. Werealized, however, that that was impossiblewhen we realized that it was not moving, andcouldn't be a helo that was hovering as itbeen there several minutes and was soundless.I am a pilot and would have been able toidentify whether or not it was a plane whenI looked at it through my binoculars. Itappeared as a bright, central white lightsurrounded by smaller lights, not like thewingtip lights of a plane but completelyaround the central light, being of blue,green, and red color. I noticed throughthe binoculars that the object would moveslowly, stop, then move again. I sawsomething like this earlier (around July 2nd)and read in the paper about observers inLincoln on a lake and how the UFO they sawput out their campfires before taking offin the realtive direction of my town. I ama very scientific, rational person, and justwant to know what it is I have been seeing.I would appreciate any and all the help youcan offer. Thank you.