|Occurred : 10/22/2013 21:51 (Entered as : 10/22/13 21:51)
Reported: 10/23/2013 6:41:43 AM 06:41
Location: Arlington, TX
|6 bright orange objects in formation over Arlington TX. 10/22/13
October 22nd, 2013. 9:51pm to 9:54pm, local time.
Clear sky; normal air traffic around DFW for this time of day (roughly 30% chance of an air traffic within view), and normal number of stars.
Atmospheric conditions allowed me to hear airplanes and cars as normal.
Six objects in a loose formation of three pairs traveling at a constant height from SSE to ENE over Arlington TX. Bright Orange/Red spheres, whose formation changed predictively in relation to my perspective as they flew by. My view of this sky segment is 25% blocked by trees.
Their size, apparent speed, and height reminded me of a formation of military helicopters, which most often travel down the I-30 corridor, as I see these several times a year, both day and night. This flight appeared 2-3 miles South of I-30. The two distinctions that differed these from a normal helicopter formation were a complete lack of noise, and their light output.
These aircraft were silent, and luckily during my viewing there was no competing airplane noise. To extrapolate their apparent size and speed to a distance where a normal helicopter could not be heard, would place them near the border of believability.
The light output of these objects is, in my opinion, what sets them apart from anything in my experience. They were not pin points, but were circular and by changing perspective, had volume. Although orange/red, the brightness was only a little less than if a spotlight were pointed in my direction. The intensity seen, varied only with distance, it was steady and uniform from all 6 objects. They were too bright to make out helicopter rotors or tail booms.
I have seen two fireballs in the sky in the past, one red, the other yellow green, both lasted around 10 seconds and I read about them the following day. Last night the objects I saw lasted much longer.