|Occurred : 1/28/2018 20:49 (Entered as : 01/28/18 20:49)
Reported: 2/16/2018 5:44:35 PM 17:44
Location: Mile 35, AK
|Highway 1 Mile 36 nine lights observed.
While driving North on Alaska Highway 1 at 8:49PM, I seen what I thought was a radio tower that had red lights, abouts 2 miles in front of me. I thought to myself when did someone build a huge tower out here by the Y junction? I was confused with what I was looking at while trying to drive on the icy road.
As I approached closer I then observed that there was no tower and just 9 red lights that were aligned in a row vertically. My first impression was someone is setting Chinese flying lanterns. I then began to observe the lights were moving about & 8 turned color to a amber orange color.
I noticed another vehicle coming my direction in opposite lane. I slowed to about 25mph and pulled towards the shoulder of the highway.
When the vehicle passed I then thought about getting my cell phone and stopping to take pictures or video. I changed my mind because I had my 2 children asleep in their car seats. So I kept driving slowly, and and kept looking at the lights which are now within 400 yards of my van.
I remember looking at my dash display and it read -1 degrees outside. Visibility was unlimited and it was cold and clear out. I could see the stars out & these lights were definitely not stars. These lights were not drones. I've seen drones and it was below zero. Who would be flying 9 drones in frigid weather anyway I thought.
As I passed the lights, I noticed a red light just above the trees that began to travel upwards moving in a intelligent manner among the other amber orange lights. I kept driving until I got to a pullout at the Y junction.
I got out of my van and looked at the direction I came from. Now I can only see 1 red light that is going vertically up into the night sky. I lost track of it and then got back inside my vehicle.
I then called my family in Seward and described to them what I just seen. My sister was going to check Facebook to see if any one else put it online.
I counted 5 other vehicles coming and going during this period. Another black pickup was parked above me and what appeared to be viewing this also.
I continued North towards Anchorage and I haven't heard of any one else making a report of the lights that night.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))