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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/16/2017 03:00 (Entered as : 07/16/17 03:00)
Reported: 7/16/2017 4:56:48 PM 16:56
Posted: 7/23/2017
Location: Independence, KS
Shape: Light
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, The object emitted beams, The object changed color
Bright starshaped objects began moving at random, brightly illuminating and becoming three lights, with the other two the lesser lights

The encounter occured early Sunday morning, on July 15, while fishing on the Verdigris River, near Independence, Ks. My fishing buddy and I, while catfishing out in a boat, caught sight of a single bright star-shaped light, which began moving at will in all directions; side to side, up and down, and with either, a bouncing motion or in a straight line. Also, the object was able to brighten and dim itself at will. And after watching for about an hour, two more lights appeared, one on each side of the first. They also began moving randomly, and sometimes in sync with the first, but were the lesser of the first light.

The time line of the entire encounter was approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until sun completely rose. As daylight appeared the first light, first object, shined bright and did not dissipate with the other stars. It vanished when we both looked away for brief time and as we looked back again it had vanished.