|Occurred : 6/13/2001 22:05 (Entered as : 06/13/01 22:05)
Reported: 6/15/2001 14:12
Location: Formosa, AR
|one orange colored 'star' transformed instantly into eight....two vertical rows of four
as i left my house in formosa to go to work in clinton,(approx. 10 mi from my home), i noticed a very bright orange colored star in the eastern sky. it appeared closer than the rest of the stars because of its orange color, which i presumed indicated a probable satellite. i then got in my car and began to drive to work. i'd been on the road approx. 5 minutes when i noticed this same bright 'star' in the sky just ahead of me. i was watching it as i drove when it suddenly transformed in to eight identical lights. i began braking immediately because i wanted to stop and get out so i could safely watch this spectacular occurrence. just as i'd come to a complete stop, the two vertical rows just ceased to be, including the orginal lone orange colored light. i later learned that other employees at my workplace had also been observing this bright orange 'star', but said they'd only seen two of them and that they had appeared to be rotating.
((NUFORC Note: We would welcome other reports regarding this event. Our first suspicion was that it might have been an advertising light, but such a light, it seems to us, would have been visible over an extended period of time, not just 15 seconds. We will seek additional information. PD))