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Occurred : 8/18/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 08/18/2014 22:00)
Reported: 8/20/2014 2:32:27 PM 14:32
Posted: 8/22/2014
Location: Arvada, CO
Shape: Oval
Duration:30 minutes
Mysterious lights moving back/forth and up/down in the treeline.

Monday, August 18 in Arvada, CO, (near Standley Lake) – mysterious lights moving back/forth and up/down between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Sitting on my back patio I noticed a blue/red/white lights moving erratically due north, about 20 degrees above the horizon (near the base of the Big Dipper).

The lights moved in a fashion similar to somebody pointing a laser pointing at a wall and moving it around erratically. However, these lights were much bigger and were blue/white/red, depending on which way the lights were moving.

From my back porch, I sit about even with the treeline. I could see a blinking light moving up/down and back/forth up out of the treeline, and above/down into the treeline. The lights would do this for about 30 seconds, then stop for about 5 minutes , then start again. The happened for about 30 minutes.

At about 10:15, I also noticed, what looked like, a shooting star heading in the general direction of the moving lights. I thought it was a shooting star, until I realized there was some cloud cover in that direction, so the “shooting star” had to be in front of the cloud cover (which I thought was strange)

At about 10:30 pm, I got in my car and drove about a mile north to get a better view, overlooking Standley Lake. However, by this time the lights had disappeared.

The sighting was in the general direction of Rocky Mountain Airport.