|Occurred : 11/28/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 11/28/08 19:00)
Reported: 11/29/2008 7:56:51 AM 07:56
Location: Jefferson Hills, PA
|Tracked the lights through two counties and lights never moved, saw large shooting star.
It was about 7pm on November 28. My girlfriend and I decided to go for a little ride after I picked her up at work. We first spotted the two lights on Peters Creek Rd. in Jefferson Hills. I noticed the lights because I frequent the area and had never before seen lights in the area. The lights first appeared in front of the car, off in the not-so-distant sky. They were evenly spaced, one on top of the other.
At first glance the two lights looked as if they were on a tower of some type, but there was no tower in the area. I decided to try and get a closer look, so I started heading south on Gill Hall Rd. As I crossed the Allegheny/Washington County line, we were on top of a high hill. The two lights were still in the same spot. I began to notice a slight orange color in the light on the bottom, which was slightly larger than the top light. The lights appeared to be only a few hundred feet off the ground, just high enough in the sky to be clearly visible from many locations. I was set on getting a closer look so I kept driving toward the lights. Before I knew it we were on Rt. 19 in Washington, with the two lights still off in the distance. Just in front of us a large meteor-like object passed in front of us, giving off a bright green light. The lights and the shooting star do not appear to be related, because the lights were still there after the shooting star passed. By this time it had long been ruled out that the lights were stars, since they were much too bright. We passed through the brightly lit mall area on the north side of Washington and the lights were gone. We never caught sight of them again.
((NUFORC Note: Jupiter and Venus, we suspect. PD))