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Occurred : 5/21/2005 00:30 (Entered as : 5-21-2005 0:30)
Reported: 10/29/2006 2:56:22 AM 02:56
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Lincoln, NE
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 minutes
Lights over Lincoln, NE 5-21-06

I had to consult my journal to be sure of the time and date of the occurrence.

A little background information: me and a former friend of mine went to Lincoln to do some work for a few weeks and we stopped by the apartment of a girl I was fooling around with. (She lived a few blocks east of the capital building, a huge art deco skyscraper.) Come midnight, the lights went down on the Capital and we sat out on her porch gazing up at the sky. I noticed a couple of points of light moving slowly across the sky towards each other (as airplanes would if they aimed for each other) except that the lights approached each other and danced around each other and sped away, like a satellite using gravity as a slingshot. They did this dance for a while, this happened for about ten or fifteen mintues, the lights would fade in intensity and suddenly brighten (although this change in luminosity seemed to be a separate phenomenon from the speed of the "craft.") For about 15 minutes we observed 2, sometimes three lights (although one light would always be fainter in this case) doing an impossible tango in the sky.

My buddy thought it was fighter jets, and my former girl mentioned that the lights were well above the feathery cirrus clouds, and I'm pretty sure commercial aircraft don't fly that high. One guess of mine is that the lights were caused by craft skimming on the edge of the atmosphere (hte bright bursts of light caused much in the same way as the splashes caused by a water skier bouncing on the surface of the ocean.) Also the lights would travel below the skyline of Lincoln to almost directly overhead within seconds. We could not hear any engines of jets.

We debated this for probably 15 minutes before the lights faded off. As we were about to go inside I spotted a light again. (It was moving parallel to the power lines above where we sat.) Suddenly the light brightened, and forked apart into seven or eight lights which for about two seconds moved in tandem with each other (horizontally?) before they began to swarm around and forward (like the flying machines moving en masse in the Matrix 3 or the meteors at the end of Contact moving in one direction) and shot up into the sky. (I called Lincoln 911 afterwards, feeling rather foolish when the woman who answered laughed at me.) Even now I can believe what I saw; yet I can't. I am a skeptic through and through (I do not believe in the spiritual, I trust in science) and for me to see something with my own two eyes that not only defies the current laws of physics (or maybe it doesn't, not my field of expertise); for me to actually get a fundamental answer to the question of are we alone was something I never expected. I figured I'd die without answers to anything (or at least the big questions.) Earlier today, a few of my friends and I got to talking UFOs and someone said I should document what I saw so . . .

Well, not much of a story, but when I looked on here to see if anyone reported anything about it and I saw nothing from 2005, I decided better late than never.