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Occurred : 3/18/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 3/18/01 9:15)
Reported: 3/18/2001 21:13
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:about 3 minutes
For about three minutes, we watched a formation of orangish lights all taking turns twinkling, then fading out.

Four of us were getting ready to leave the house tonight, when suddenly my boyfriend, looking far out Northwest, began shouting "Look! Look! There's those lights!" (There have been previous sightings in town, supposedly). Everyone was freaking out- calling out their parents and neighbors. All in formation, I know there were at least six dim orange lights, but amidst the hustle-&-bustle it was hard to tell... especially since the lights appeared to be taking "turns" blinking EXTREMELY bright like flares (one-at-a-time). Each burst of light lasted, I'd say, about ten seconds or so. None of the lights moved-- they appeared to remain in the same spot the whole time I observed. It seemed during each interval between the twinklings, that each light "faded" into the darkness, and with the final visible light, there were eight witnesses standing in the same lawn-- seeing the same thing. Within 3 minutes from when I first saw the formation, they were all out of sight.