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Occurred : 9/5/2016 04:00 (Entered as : 09/05/2016 04:00)
Reported: 9/20/2016 12:49:10 PM 12:49
Posted: 9/22/2016
Location: Jefferson Hills, PA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 hours
Bright white orbs in the trees, atop a hill,and partially silent yellowish orb with quieter jet-like sound.

My cousin and I went fishing at a local pond in Jefferson Hills, PA. The Iron Bridge Ponds was the spot, tucked in a valley along Peters Creek Rd. near PA 43.

We arrived at the spot and my cousin Mike pointed out what he claimed to be “imposter stars” in the sky. They were in the area near Orion’s Belt. They flashed in many different colors, mostly greens at this particular sighting. We walked back to the ponds, which sit in between the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad line and the steep embankment carrying PA 43. Once we arrived near the water I noticed a white light atop the hill above said embankment, on the opposite side of the highway.

At first glance it looked like a street light, but upon further examination I realized that it was not behind the trees, but rather within them. It was a bright white, similar to the color of a 6000K LED. As it hovered in the trees he pointed out a second light that appeared suddenly in the canopy of a small patch of woods along the opposite shore of the pond, roughly 100 yards away from us. Also white, this light was very dim in comparison to the one atop the hill, which had now moved down to t! he crest of the highway embankment. The embankment is probably 100 feet high and treeless. The light appeared to be an orb or orb-like, much smaller than any aircraft I’ve encountered. This was also the case with the second, dimly lit light.Atop the embankment, the first orb hovered silently for about 5 minutes before vanishing. Almost instantly it appeared in a different location about 200 yards north and roughly 150 feet in the sky over the highway. Shortly after, the dimly lit one in the woods below vanished, as if it just fizzled out or faded away. Eventually the original light made its way higher and eventually left the area after it reached a fairly high level off the ground.

As the twilight approached we stood along the shore opposite of where we were when we witnessed the phenomena, but in the same general location. Heavy fogs would roll in and dissipate in very short periods and the cirrus clouds above were illuminated by the sun in a unique shade of pink. Shortly thereafter, just before the sun was about to peek over the horizon, another larger light, similar in color to a traditional incandescent light rose out of the valley about ½ a mile in front of us and advanced toward us over the treeline along the railroad tracks, which were about 75-100 yards away. It flew straight toward us silently, still ascending slowly. It flew over the pond and made a quick southward turn in front of us, probably only 200-300 feet above the water. As it turned, the sound of what I can only explain as a very quiet jet turbine, so quiet that most people wouldn’t even notice on a normal day It continued south, before ascending into the wispy layer of cirrus clouds! , then disappeared into the distance.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))