|Occurred : 9/3/1999 00:00 (Entered as : 9/3/99 24:00)
Reported: 9/4/1999 01:46
Location: Beckley, WV
Duration:1.5 hrs +
|Over a period of 1.5 hours last night, we watched a total of 8 separate star-type lights in the northeast and southwest areas of our sky. Each "light" was an object that seemed to strobe-first white, then red, then a green light. They appeared in the sky one by one and had moved only fractionally during the hour and a half, in a north to south direction, perpendicular to the stars and satellites in the night sky.
At midnight, my husband and I went out onto our deck as we do most nights. Our deck overlooks the city of Beckley and on out to the Raleigh County Airport at Grandview. In the northeastern sky, just above the trees, we noticed one "star" appeared to be blinking. My husband went back inside for the binoculars and amazingly, the "star" was a revolving light- first white, then green, then red, and was unmoving. We watched for about 30 minutes before noticing a smaller, but identical light farther to the east, again unmoving. We began scanning the sky and found 3 more between lights A and B, as well as 2 lights to our southwest, that were blinking only the green and white light. After about 1 and a half hours, the lights were obviously moving SLOWLY perpendicular to the stars' movement in the sky, and another red, green and white light appeared behind the original light. There were no sounds and the airplanes that flew in the night appeared oblivious to the lights, as if ! the lights were above the planes, but still in our atmosphere. A little after 1:30 am, my husband and I were suffering from eye strain and a long day. When we left the deck, the objects were still in the sky. My husband and I are both former government employees and current real estate investors.