|Occurred : 3/24/1998 21:50 (Entered as : 3/24/98 2150)
Reported: 3/24/1998 20:33
Location: Lake Placid, FL
|Two bright lights that moved around in the sky.
My wife and I were driving north in separate vehicles on U.S. 27 about 15 miles south of Lake Placid, Fl. We saw through our windshields two bright, orange lights appear to the north east about 30 degrees above the horizon. The right light was higer than the left. They moved slightly to the left in unison and blinked out. We stopped our vehicles and the lights suddenly reappeared about 30 degrees to the left of their original location. Now the lights were closer together, more like two very bright auto headlights. Only they were yellowish orange. The color of sodium street lights. In fact that's what they reminded me of. We observed them in this position for several minutes then they began to dim then return to their original brightness. They went and reappared about a minute later about 30 degrees to the east. Then the left light slowly descended and went out. The other light remained in the sky for several minutes and then dimmed and went out. First observed at about 2150hrs. Last observed about 2215 hrs EST. Observed almost continuously for about one half hour. I worked at TRW for 11 years in their aerospace program. I have witnessed many launches from Cape Kennedy. These were not missles. They were very bright lights that moved independently, were as bright as flares and the same color. Most of the time they were stationary in the sky. They didn't move in unison but when they reappeared they would be together in the same part of the sky. Sometimes one would blink out before the other and then when they reappeared one would blink on before the other.