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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/29/2004 18:15 (Entered as : 12/29/2004 18:15)
Reported: 3/1/2005 1:10:39 PM 13:10
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Emporia, KS
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 - 10 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Amber lights in the shape of the number 7 or a backward capital F gliding silently across the Kansas night sky.

I was visiting a friend in Emporia, Kansas in late December 2004. As we were leaving her house one evening, I glanced up into the night sky and was startled to see a formation of square-paneled amber lights in the shape of the number 7 gliding swiftly and silently across the night sky. I immediately said something to my friend to look up and tell me what that was, but it moved too quickly and she did not see it.

I say it was shaped like the number 7, but I wonder if it was actually a triangular shaped object and the lit amber panels were making it appear to be in the shape of the number 7. However, there were also a couple of amber light panels in the middle left portion of the number 7, which makes it seem more like a distorted, backward capital F.

I would say it was gliding at about the altitude of a small private plane, though it looked to be as big as a city block.