|Occurred : 10/19/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 10/19/99 2000)
Reported: 10/21/1999 23:27
Location: Superior, CO
Duration:approx 12 min
|Triangular formation of lights observed shortly after sunset, rotated every few seconds. Other aircraft lights observed in area but did not appear to react to lights.
Witness reported to COMUFON Hotline that at the above time and date he and his wife (who was driving) turned from McCaslin Blvd going southbound to east Rock Creek Dr when he observed three lights in a triangullar formation. They were very bright according to the witness,like aircraft landing lights (he stated he was an Army brat and familiar with most types of helicopters and aircraft. The three lights formed a triangular formation and every few seconds they would rotate from two lights across the top and one at the bottom and then one light on top and two across the bottom. The witness stated his wife also observed the lights when she pulled over and he observed a third witness, that he did not make contact with, also pull over. He watched the lights for approximately 7 minutes when he stated the top left light appeared to break from the formation and move downwards, towards him and then turn to his left (west), and then dim out. The light remaining in the upper right position of the formation then moved down to level with the third light. After one or two minutes, the third light reappeared and moved back into a position below and between the other two lights, creating a triangle again. He stated at the time he could see lights from other aircraft to the east (the witness was approximately 5 miles west of JJefferson County Airport in Broomfield, CO, and approximately 15 miles west of Denver International Airport. He did not feel any of the aircraft reacted to the lights which he estimated to be approximately 12 - 13 miles north of him, at an estimated altitude of 15,000 - 20,000 feet. He then stated all three lights headed eastward and faded from sight. Follow up by COMUFON Investigators.