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Occurred : 11/2/1997 18:50 (Entered as : 11/02/97 18:50)
Reported: 11/3/1997 05:35
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Green Bay, WI
Shape: light
Duration:appx. 10 mins.
Summary : A loose formation of 3 orange non-blinking lights observed slowly crossing evening sky.

A formation of 3 orange non-blinking lights was observed 11/02/97 18:50 Green Bay, WI When first spotted by my mother[49], they were in a roughly triangular formation, moving slowly east. She called for me to come outside and look at somthing. I went out and watched them for about 5 minutes until the upper two were slowly enveloped in the cloud cover. I went inside and got my SLR camera & 400mm lens. I went back out and looked at the remaining light, but the strong lens showed revealed no shape behind the light. The other two lights now began to emerge from the clouds and the formation of the three was now close to linear and vertical. I would estimate their distance to be about 2-3 miles. I couldn't tell if they were making any sound because a helicopter was hovering 1.3 miles to the west, over the football stadium. The orange lights had no accompanying aircraft-style strobes or red/blue positioning lights. They did not move constantly, as a sattelite would and! the cloud cover was dense enough to obscure anything that high or faint. I am 34 and I am quite familiar with the way civil and military aircraft move. These lights moved similarly to helicopters, but had no regulation lights and didn't generate the sounds that a group of 3 military helicopters would make. I asked a neighbor to look at them. He did, but looked for 3 seconds, said "Oh, airplanes", and went back inside. I was looking for film inside for 2 minutes and when I went back outside, the 3 lights had vanished.