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Occurred : 1/11/2001 21:10 (Entered as : 01/11/01 21:10)
Reported: 1/12/2001 16:01
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:8-10 minutes
13 orange lights moved steadily and at times flew closely and eventually faded away.

I and several other people noticed a cluster of 4 orange balls in the sky that did not appear to be moving much around 9:10pm January 10 2001. ((NUFORC Note: We think is should be 11JA01. Date indicated above is correct. PD)) Then we saw 9 others in in 3 lines, one line of 4 balls, one of 3, and one of 2. they appeared closer and therefore larger, in relation to the first bunch. They moved at a steady pace in different directions and at times,flew very near one another. while watching these lights move, the first cluster gradually dissapeared. The second group countinued to move and at times would change light intensity. a couple seemed to stop moving, and the others behind countinued to move forward and pass up the stopped lights. They at times appeard to form shapes like a square or triangle; but it didn't look intentional. There was no sound as far as I could hear, but I was standing next to a busy road. As I continued to watch the orange shpearic shapes move through the sky they began to fade away and then come back; until some compleatly disapeard.