|Occurred : 2/28/2015 23:15 (Entered as : 02/28/2015 23:15)
Reported: 3/2/2015 11:15:16 AM 11:15
Location: Philadelphia, PA
|Lights floating in distant sky east of Philadelphia, PA
Observer: Defense Contractor for US Military
Event: My son and I attended the NHL Hockey game in Philadelphia between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers on 28 February, 2015, at the Wells Fargo Center.
While departing the game after it ended, at approximately 2315 at night, we observed multiple orange lights, perhaps 5-7 lights, in the distant Eastern sky, at an angle above the horizon, between approx. 35 and 15 degrees. They reminded me of military flare used to illuminate the ground when shot into the sky or dropped by an aircraft.
They were in different heights and fairly close to each other in a vertical line. There was some stagger to their order as they were not in a straight vertical line.
After watching for 2-5 minutes, they dimmed and then disappeared, while staying in the same spot in the distant sky. They seemed to be floating and did not appear to be moving in any direction from our vantage point. They were in line between the Wells Fargo Center and the flight path of airplanes landing from! east to west at the Philadelphia International Airport as the planes were visible crossing the vertical line of the lights