|Occurred : 1/4/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 01/04/2004 20:00)
Reported: 1/19/2004 6:44:41 AM 06:44
Location: Golden, CO
|Light formation in sky over Golden,CO 01/04/04
I was baby sitting for my brother in law, a house painter, mild mannered, father of four, on the night of Sunday, January 4 from about 8:00pm till about 11:00pm. He and his wife went to see a movie. When they returned, My brother in law Anthony offhandedly told me about some lights he saw in the sky immediatly after leaving my house for the movie. They were in a hurry because the movie was starting soon, but they stopped at the stop sign and looked up and they described seeing a hundred or so small lights kind of in an upsidedown swoosh formation. He said, and his wife Misty coroborated him, that the formation drifted slowly from easrt to west for about fifteen seconds while they stared at it. Then it slowly turned north and started morphing into more of an upsidedown U for about 3-5 more seconds before dissapearing.
Shortly after the lights vanished they spotted an airplane flying eastbond for DIA traveling signifigantly faster than the light formation did.
It was a dark cloudless night and we are over the ridge from Denver so we are sheltered somewhat from it's ground light. There are also no streetlights on my steet so nights are dark and starry.
My personal opinion is it was something natural floating in the air, due to it's slow movement. Exhaust from an airplane, the after effects of a meteor, or a firework.
((male name deleted and Misty say it appeared to be as high or higher than the plane was. I'm just curious if any one else saw it or has any idea what it could have been.