|Occurred : 12/25/2011 00:15 (Entered as : 12/25/11 0:15)
Reported: 12/25/2011 9:12:31 PM 21:12
Location: Rogers, AR
|Sighting from near Pinnacle Hills Mall in Rogers, Ark. Four orange lights hovering off to our west, southwest, near Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
Lights positioned in the formation of a square and appeared to be hovering at an altitude of approximately 2,000ft. Lights appeared to float and move independently of one another. Lights visible for approx. 1 minute, then one began to fade out then disappeared entirely. Each of the 3 remaining lights disappeared 1 by 1 over the next 30-40 seconds.
Called Rogers and Bentonville Police Departments who reported no other calls about the unidentified lights. At 1:15am I drove out to the Airport and spoke with both a security guard on duty and a Bentonville Police Officer. Neither had seen the lights having been inside the terminal, but both indicated that there radios had experienced significant unexplained interference at around 12:15am that morning. Being Christmas Eve, the terminal was basically shut down and they both verified there had been no incoming or outgoing flights at the time of the sighting and no other air traffic had been in the area.