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Occurred : 1/11/2001 21:20 (Entered as : 1/11/01 9:20)
Reported: 1/15/2001 10:44
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Light
While taking out the garbage thursday night, I saw two groups of bright amber lights hanging in the sky on the east side of Rockford, high over the vacinity over Perryville Road. Thinking they were helicopters, flying in two random formations, I stopped to observe them for a couple of minutes. They were not flashing lights, but very intense and didn't seem to be moving. I also noted a plane or helicopter with flashing lights to the north approximatly 1-2 miles, and since it was cold and damp and I was not wearing a jacket, I returned to the warmth of my home. The next evening a friend related he'd seen them as well. They were remarkably similar to the in color and intensity to the lights used to light I-90, which was 1/2 mile behind me in the opposite direction.