|Occurred : 12/11/2019 17:45 (Entered as : 12/11/2019 17:45)
Reported: 12/11/2019 11:18:07 PM 23:18
Location: Independence, KS
|There were four lightsin the sky that appeared to be chasing each other
It was about 5:45 pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in Independence, Kansas. I was driving to the Independence High School at 10th and Oak st for an event. As I approached the school via Oak Street, I noticed lights in the sky to the west. At first I thought they were meteors. My husband and 14 year old son also saw them. My husband remarked that it looked like something was falling through the atmosphere, but as we watched, it appeared as though the lihts were chasing each other. There were four of them, but only three were lit at a time. They lit from south to north in the sky and as one dimmed another took its place.
We watched them as we pulled into 10th street and then into the school parking lot. By this time, the lights had moved a great distance across the sky and were then northwest of the city instead of due west. It occurred to me that I could take a picture of them, but by the time I got my phone out of my pocket, they were gone.
My husband said he thought they looked like military flares but that they disappeared too soon, as in they were gone in a matter of seconds. The entire display took perhaps ninety seconds from when we first noticed them until they disappeared.