|Occurred : 3/11/2006 05:30 (Entered as : 03/11/2006 5:30)
Reported: 3/16/2006 12:36:39 PM 12:36
Location: Rockport, WV
|Vertical line of three blue and red lights about three or four times the size of stars or planets well above the southern horizon.
(I wrote about this last week, but apparently did not enter the state correctly because it did not appear in the desciption I saw after I posted. Also, when I entered my summary, I put "horizontal" instead of "vertical" to describe the lights.) On both March 11 at 5:30 AM and on March 13 at 1:00 AM, I saw lights in the southern sky that appeared to be at a far distance. The lights were in a vertical line and appeared to be blue, red, and blue. I watched both nights for about 10 minutes. On the 11th, the configuration was in the south east, and on the 13th it was almost due south - perhaps slightly to the west. The sky was overcast in the southern area on the 11th and totally overcast on the 13th, but on both nights I was able to see the lights very distinctly. They appeared to be at least three or four times as large as most stars and larger than any planets I've seen including Venus or Mars. The closest description I can think of is airplane lights, but they did not move and they were in a vertical line. Because I can hear the interstate highway from my home, I couldn't tell if there was a sound coming from the lights, but it seemed that there was the same kind of humming sound I've heard airplanes make at a high altitude. I've never seen a satellite from earth, so it is possible that my sighting was of a satellite. I have attempted to find photographs of satellites on the internet, but have not been able to find anything that looks like what I saw. The lights did not blink or move at all in the time I watched. Although I assume a satellite would be above the clouds, and it was a cloudy night, it may be that there was a break in the cloud cover. Eventually on the 13th, the clouds did move and cover the object.