NUFORC UFO Sighting 98461

Occurred: 2013-06-05 21:00 Local
Reported: 2013-06-05 21:37 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Bryant/Benton, AR, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

Six orange colered moving lights above Bryant, Arkansas on 5 July 2013 at approximently 21:00

I was driving home after getting gas in my car at a Shell station in Bryant, Arkansas. I was driving westbound on an access road running beside Interstate 30. It was a clear night and half-way between exit 123 and 121 is when I observered these lights. There were 6. They did not appear to be flying in an symetrical formation but did stay together all but one which headed off to the southeast and appeared to be descending. The color of the lights/objects was a shade of Orange I just can't put into words. The other lights/objects seemed to remain on their course which from my vantage point was south. They actaully flew/hovered over me as I was driving and I pulled over to keep watching them. The color and intensity of the lights never wavered.

I have watched a lot of UFO shows on TV and was always waiting for that ah ha moment when they figured out it was a plane, helicopter or other aircraft. To be honest what I saw sent chills all through me and even as I wr! ite this, I hope it can be explained but as it stands now it cannot. After the sighting I called 911, I don't really know if it was fear that motivated me or just plain curiosity. The 911 operator took the information I gave down and proceded to call the FAA. I asked if I could call back and see what they said and she gave me their direct number.

After about 30 minutes I called back and they were still on the phone with the FAA in Little Rock and the FAA told the dispatch officer there were no radar hits in the area. Shortly after my first call an off duty police officer saw and reported the exact same thing to 911, at the present his location of his sighting is unknown to me. These lights as I was reminded by an authority on lights are difficult to gauge distance and size so I will try to use the surrounding enviroment as a reference. First glance I would have said the size of a hot air balloon at what I estimated at about 2000 feet above ground level but since the objects appeared to be just light those esitmates could be way off both in si ze and altitude. Their movement was constant and slow except for the one I previously mentioned. I have never witnessed any event like the one I just witnessed in my life.

Whatever it was is to me a true Unidentified Flying Object.

Posted 2013-07-03

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