|Occurred : 8/22/2014 23:31 (Entered as : 08/22/14 23:31)
Reported: 8/23/2014 1:39:42 AM 01:39
Location: Calgary (Canada), AB
|Four, large, pale green lights in a diamond formation, moving steadily, horizontally from W - E/SE before disappearing abruptly.
At approximately 23:31 on Friday, August 22, 2014, I was sky gazing from my balcony, four stories high. I spotted four, large, round, pale green lights in a diamond or cross formation in the relative positions of 2, 5, 8 and 11 o'clock. The lights were equally spaced from each other and were clearly visible over the downtown skyline of Calgary. All four lights travelled together at the same rate of speed as if they were tethered by an invisible thread. The speed was comparable to that of a slow moving traffic helicopter which I see daily.
When I first saw the formation, it travelled horizontally from the west and steadily moved east - southeast, toward the main runway flight path (which runs in a North - South direction) of the Calgary Airport Authority.
Upon entering this area of air space, the four lights very suddenly and without hesitation, shot upward at approximately a 45° angle to the left (which could have been eastward), then disappeared without a trace or remnant of light.
The event lasted six seconds. The sky was overcast with possibly some light rain throughout the city, however, no weather anomalies in my area that obstructed my view.