|Occurred : 1/10/2001 19:36 (Entered as : 01/10/01 19:36)
Reported: 1/11/2001 07:35
Location: Friendship, WI
|From Friendship, Wisconsin, bright orange lights seen in eastern sky below full moon on 1/10/01.
My wife and I saw what appeared to be AT LEAST five bright orange lights at a considerable distance of perhaps several miles in the eastern sky toward the full moon but only about 1/2 as high up in the sky. These lights appeared to be ascending southward at a steep angle, were about as bright as Venus (which was in the western sky), and appeared about the same "size" as Venus. They only appeared for about a second or two and then faded out, one at a time. They were spaced somewhat equidistantly from each other. When one was fading, another was increasing in intensity. I counted five in one short interval of time; however, there appeared to be more similar lights (southward) through the clouds and treetops as we turned and proceeded to go to our home about 1/4 mile south. I called this observation into the Sheriff's Department (Adams County, Wisconsin) and then went back outside to see if we could see anything else. We saw what appeared to be two very fast strobe lights, probably on two jets, coming from the south. These "lights" circled the area where the orange lights had appeared and then headed back south. We saw the orange lights at 7:36 p.m. and the strobe lights were last seen at 7:51 p.m. this evening. We have never seen anything similar to this before. So far this morning,January 11th, we have not heard any reports of others sighting these lights.