|Occurred : 10/18/2003 03:30 (Entered as : 10/18/2003 3:30)
Reported: 10/18/2003 9:48:33 PM 21:48
Location: Marion, AR
|White lights race through the sky in clear daylight, fighters in persuit
First saw bright tadpole light in perfectly clear sky speeding from north to south, from horizon to overhead in 15 seconds, well up in atmosphere. As it got overhead, it slowed and came to stop, then proceded to make maneuvers in loops, forwards and backwards, stopped again and then raced off east. About 5 minutes later 3 F-16s arrived and circled in attack formation for approximately 15 minutes. Another 2 similar lights moved through the sky in similar patterns and directions over the next 2 hours after the first event.