|Occurred : 3/29/2019 20:10 (Entered as : 03/29/19 20:10)
Reported: 3/30/2019 4:38:24 PM 16:38
Location: Parkersburg, WV
|I saw a series of 10-12 bright orange lights rise silently into the sky and move northeast over the course of about 15 minutes.
At approximately 20:10, I saw a bright orange light appear on the horizon (which is a hilltop from my vantage point) at roughly 270 degrees. It rose into the sky and proceeded to move northeast. I would guess that it's altitude was at least 1000 feet. When it reached a bearing of about 30 degrees, another identical light rose, again at about 270 degrees, to approximately the same altitude and moving at about the same speed (as far as I could tell). I could perceive no noise from the lights; there was traffic moving on the road below me which was fairly noisy, but even when that fell quiet I could not hear any noise from the lights. The lights remained steady in color and intensity; I could observe no strobes nor navigation lights.
The pattern of lights rising at 270 degrees an proceeding northeast continued for about 15 minutes. As they made their way northeast, their altitude varied, with the highest no more than 50% higher than the lowest. At least twice, two lights rose at the same time and separated somewhat as they moved northeast. My observation was interrupted for about 3 minutes, as I went inside to get my phone at about 20:15. I didn't have the presence of mind to keep a good count, but I know there were at least 10 lights, but more likely 12.
I do have a few minutes of iPhone video, but it is too large to email conventionally - I'll attempt to send it via an iCloud dropbox.