Occurred: 1999-07-14 01:35 Local
Reported: 1999-07-14 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 min.
No of observers: 1

Location: Springfield, MA, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

2 bright white strobes. 1 behind other. medium/low alt. slow/medium speed. 10 deg. down from zenith. curved course NW to NE. totally silent.

Here is my report per our 0145 discussion this morning. I was walking back to my process building from the shower when I saw two very bright white strobes in the sky. I stopped to watch them, and noticed that instead of being next to each other (as in wingtip strobes) they were trailing. The appearance of the strobes was such that they appeared to be at a fairly low altitude. There were no other lights (as in tail or belly beacons, nav lights, or anti-collision). I was looking north, and the lights moved in a slightly curving path from roughly NW to NE. They moved at a fairly slow pace. Because the lights appeared to be at low altitude, I tried to listen for some kind of noise. It was absolutely silent. I have been involved in avaition my entire life, and I have NEVER seen anything like this before. The sighting lasted about 2 to 3 minutes.

Posted 1999-07-14

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