Occurred: 2016-04-05 19:55 Local
Reported: 2016-04-12 16:47 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: El Paso, TX, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

Two solid white lights in a straight line formation silently moving to the NE across far NE El Paso

Located in far Northeast El Paso, near Railroad Dr and Farah Dr, while star gazing, two solid white lights appeared overhead out of nowhere and moved in a straight line formation, one behind the other, to the northeast for just a short distance for about 5 minutes and disappeared.

It was a clear night with no clouds. It was a calm, windless night and there was no detectable sound from the lights passing overhead. There were no associated blinking or colored lights as on an aircraft.

The lights were brighter and more focused than stars, and were flying at an altitude far lower than high planes yet higher than any low planes. The lights moved straight ahead with no side to side movement, and traveled too fast to be a high altitude plane or a satellite, but slower than a low altitude plane.

The lights were in a straight line formation too far apart to be just a single plane. Although no associated shape was detected, it seemed as if the lights were positioned with one at the front and one at the back.

What was so startling and attention-getting was that the direction of travel was entirely not in keeping with the normal flight paths of either ELP or Biggs Army Airfield, nor of the high altitude commercial flight paths crossing El Paso. The witness is a nightly observer of the constellations and the local commercial and Army flight paths across Northeast El Paso.

Posted 2016-04-15

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