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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 10/20/2004 01:00 (Entered as : 10/20/2004 1:00)
Reported: 2/24/2005 7:43:48 PM 19:43
Location: Harrodsburg, KY
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|Star-like lights moving in incredible and unorthodox ways
It was a very dark night in rural Kentucky. I was at a festival on a farm, with several hundred people in attendance.
The sky was cloudless and no city lights interfered with the view.
I was standing on a hillside and looking out over a small valley with another small hill dotted with trees about 200 to 300 yards away. Above the trees I could see a sky full of stars, some bright, others dimmer, and many others that faint speckled color you get on such clear and crisp evenings in the autumn and in rural areas.
As I looked up into the sky, I noticed that an object the size of a dimmer star was moving, but in an up and down, back and forth, and "s" like fashion. And, it was moving as if it was like a laser pointer in that it was not the speed of an airplane but simply too swift and too unorthodox.
After it caught my attention, I watched some more and tried to fix on it so get to an approximate distance. What was really curious was that it seems to be "among" the stars but if that were true, it was moving at 100's of light years a second, which was simply both impossible and most likely to be measured by every astronomer on the planet.
It clearly had to be within earth's atmosphere, or just on the edge of space. On the other hand, if that was the case, and using either the speed of high altitude plants or satellites as a gauge, it was moving over a few 100,000 miles per hour, which was impossible both because of lack of technology and its maneuverability. It seemed "playful."
When I concluded this, I noticed a second light that it seemed to be playing with. They would chase, do the loop-the-loop, squiggle, zig-zag (but not with sharp angled cuts), and move otherwise chaotic or seemingly randomly.
After about 10 minutes I was convinced I was seeing something, but still wanted to confirm what I was seeing was real, or at least could call on one witness later on to confirm it.
I called a friend over and pointed it out to him. He too saw them, stood for a minute, remarked on how curious they were, but then left to chat up a female near a bonfire. I stayed and watched some more.
I guess that they had to be about 20-30 miles away but this guess still played havoc with the idea that they seemed equal size or visual appearance to a somewhat faint star.
Whatever they were, they were there, they were not airplanes, helicopters, satelites, or weather balloons. They did not hover. If they moved slowly like an airplane one would not have noticed them.
But, from the place I was at, they also were faint enough not to draw attention from the crowd. No other details could be made expect that they were lights moving in incredibly unorthodox fashion and did so for about 20 to 30 minutes...maybe longer, but then I remember the women over by the bonfire and went to join them.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))