NUFORC Sighting 180056

Occurred: 2023-12-16 22:45 Local
Reported: 2024-01-14 22:19 Pacific
Duration: 1 Hour
No of observers: 2 - Pilot

Location: Little Rock, AR, USA
Location details: About 200 miles Southeast of Little Rock AR at 32,000ft

Shape: Light
Color: White
Estimated Size: Undefined
Viewed From: Aircraft
Direction from Viewer: 250-279
Angle of Elevation: 40
Closest Distance: 250nm
Estimated Speed: Mach 5.0
Characteristics: Lights on object

5 Lights Moving Rapidly and Changing Direction

I was a pilot flying to Little Rock AR at 32,000ft. My first officer had told me earlier that he had been seeing strange “dancing” lights to the West on every night flight beginning at 9PM Eastern time.

At about 11:45 Eastern time, we began seeing multiple lights due West at extreme altitudes. They appeared to be tracking South at extreme speeds and altitudes in excess of 100,000ft.

I estimated the speed to be somewhere beyond Mach 5.0, but it is difficult to estimate accurately given the unknown range. Visibility was unlimited and I estimated the objects to be around 300 miles to the West.

Two of the objects appeared to be following each other, greatly varying their speed and course. They appeared to be able to stop and change direction, sometimes abruptly switching from a Southerly track to a North Easterly track.

There were 5 objects in total, with up to 4 seen at one time. One of the objects was at a much higher altitude, or much closer range. They varied in brightness up to the point of being the brightest objects in the sky for brief periods. This continued until we arrived in Little Rock.

These objects are appearing with extreme regularity, beginning at 9PM Eastern, and are a widely discussed phenomenon on the radios as of the last few months.

Posted 2024-02-15

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