|Occurred : 9/17/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 09/17/2005 20:00)
Reported: 9/18/2005 11:42:39 PM 23:42
Location: Cape Lookout/Tillamook, OR
|One light above horizon, splits into 5 orb-like lights that brighten and then fade out left to right
My two friends and I were on the beach at Cape Lookout State Park when I noticed a bright reddish/yellow light above the horizon. The object appeared to be coming towards the shore and was slightly bigger than Venus (which was to the left of the object in the sky). About 3 or 4 minutes after I first noticed the light, it all of the sudden split up into 5 separate orb-like lights...all spread out in a line parallel to the ocean. The lights stayed in the formation for around 5-7 seconds and then got brighter and faded out one at a time from left to right. Less than a minute later the light appeared again and did the same thing, only this time splitting into 4 lights.
Several people came over to see if we saw what they saw and to talk about what it could have been. We quickly ruled out the possibility of it being a flare considering that it was in the air for so long. Has anyone else seen anything like this?