|Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:05:00 pm)
Reported: 11/17/1999 08:40
Location: Howell (5 mi. N of, on a dark country road), MI
|A long line of white lights moving from W to E, absolutely static and rigid, no blinking or sparks, no movement in relation to the other lights, no noise.
I saw a line of white lights move from W-SW to E-NE, but generally from W to E. The lights never blinked, burned out, left sparks or changed position relative to each other. They were spaced roughly evenly apart, with some a little higher or lower than the centerline of the formation. The length was equivalent to a grapefruit held at arm's length. The sky was clear with no stars and a half moon. The unusual thing about this was that the formation was absolutely rigid from horizon to horizon. I've seen meteors before, and this did not look like that. It could have been a solid object. The altitude could have been 5,000 ft. or 50,000 ft., it was hard to tell. I was looking about 45-60 deg. up from the south horizon as the formation moved W to E. There were two other planes far away, but none near or chasing the lights.