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Occurred : 2/10/2001 22:25 (Entered as : 2/10/2001 22:25)
Reported: 2/11/2001 08:34
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:15 minutes
It was a formation of 9 lights that were changing position relative to each other (about the size of the big dipper or bigger)

On Saturday February 10th, 2001 Me and my wife were driving Eastbound in Rockford Illinois when at 22:25 a formation of lights in the sky caught my wifes attention and asked me what it was. Of course I had no clue either, but we noticed that we were not the only ones seeing it because most people driving the same way we were were pullng over on the side of the street to take a good look of the lights, which were traveling in a southwest direction. We pulled over in a Restaurant's parking lot, and we noticed all the patrons at that restaurant were outside watching those lights, despite the cold temperature which mut have been on the teens. he lady standing next to me theorized that they were some kind of memorial lanterns lit up and launched from a nearby hospital and that were being carried by the wind. However it was interesting to see that the lights were shfting positions very slowly and it was interesting to see that at the end of the sighting one of the lights started traveling in the opposite direction as the other lights.