NUFORC Sighting 22594

Occurred: 2002-04-20 22:00 Local
Reported: 2002-04-20 22:26 Pacific
Duration: 15 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Cortland, NY, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object

Seven points of light continuously changing position with each other, yet all moving in the same direction.

My 14 year old son and I were out walking our dog when he suddenly stated, "Wow. What's that!" I noticed he was looking up into the sky. I looked up also and saw approximately seven points of light moving from south to north. We were facing toward the east. The points of light, as I call them, were red in color and did not blink. Although clearly visible, they did appear to be quite distant. As compared to a satellite visible at night, these lights (as a whole group) moved somewhat faster and were easier to see (brighter although not as bright as airplane lights). These points of light were moving together as a group, however the distance between each one was constantly changing. There was no set formation. One light would move forward, another would move back. One would move from one side and another to the other side. They did not move one at a time either. Two or three would be displaying this characteristic at the same time. I was not able to determine any rhythmic pattern to their movement. Generally, they were all travelling to the north, however each seemed to have a "mind of it's own" by switching places with another. This continued for approximatley 15 seconds until we lost sight them. Weather conditions were not a factor as it was a clear night.

Posted 2002-04-25

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