|Occurred : 10/8/1998 21:00 (Entered as : 10/08/98 21:00)
Reported: 11/3/1998 00:00
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Duration:30 sec - 1 min.
|Double boomerang formation or chevrons tip to tip, a dozen or so white lights, not blinking, moving slowly NE to SW, no sound
This sighting occurred in a residential area as I was looking for a meteor shower that was supposed to be happening in the NW sky. This was no meteor. It looked like a giant seagull, or two chevrons joined ( ^^ ) [that’s the closest my computer will match its shape, but more elongated side to side] It was moving slowly and deliberately NE-to-SW and had a dozen or so lights on the underside. Had it been standing still, it would have blended perfectly into the night sky, they looked just like stars, only they moved together. I detected no colored lights. The shape could have been one unit, two chevrons tip to tip, or multiple in formation, but appeared to move together. The lights did not blink at all, and I heard no sound. The impression I had was of a single unit, probably low altitude compared to planes in the area, which were easily differentiated by their lights. At first I thought perhaps it was just a flock of geese, but I followed it for maybe a 30-second period or longer until it was too far away and too dim to see. Geese in our area are common, but do not remain visible for long, nor do they fly that uniformly, and they invariably honk. They (geese) do not look like lights. It was not an airplane. I never did see any meteors that night.