NUFORC Sighting 139346

Occurred: 2018-04-03 00:20 Local
Reported: 2018-04-03 08:01 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Lavonia, GA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Very very slow moving lights, traveled a small distance, very high in the sky, lasted about 5 minutes.

March 3, 12:20 AM EST Was outside smoking my last cigarette for the day, when I noticed multiple flare type flashes almost straight up in the sky. I see planes all the time as I am in between two major "flight paths" coming and going out of Atlanta. The altitude of this "flash" was well above that and almost could be considered a star. I am also aware of the regular flashing running lights on aircraft. This was not an aircraft.

I am also fairly certain it was not an irridium flare. As this flashing started at a certain point in the sky and was moving very very slowly compare to aircraft. It lasted about five minutes, with flashes about every 10-30 seconds, and did not travel very far in the sky before the flashing stopped. There was no pattern to the flashing other than it was very brilliant and was a slow flash or flare type light. Not the blinking type lights on aircraft. It flashed over ten times in time period I witnessed this event. Distance traveled from start to finish would be the length of your index finger if you held it up to the sky.

I am not an astronomer or science guy of any kind, as you can tell. I go outside to smoke to keep from smelling up the house and bother the rest of my family. At night, there is nothing outside to look at but the sky. So, I see planes all the time along with shooting stars and I believe I saw a satellite one time on the horizon. It did not flash and was moving quickly and steadily.

Posted 2018-04-05

© 2023 National UFO Reporting Center. All rights reserved. Use or reproduction within any application without written consent is prohibited.