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Occurred : 3/18/2001 22:40 (Entered as : 3/18/01 22:40)
Reported: 3/19/2001 22:37
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Rockford, IL
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Duration:15 Minutes
More lights over Rockford's East Side

At 10:40pm on 3/18/01 I stepped out of work to notice 7 bright orange lights slowly moving across the sky with 1 bright orange light moving at a much higher speed and at a much lower altitude. The first 7 have seemed to have stopped for about 2 minutes just hovering. When one would signal 2 bright white lights, another one would signal in the same matter. The lower one has join formation and one by one they would all signal two bright white lights. They where moving from east to northwest untill they disappeared. Two minutes after the last one disappeared. A low flying airplane was moving in the direction of last known location. This is the first time that I have seen them for myself. The other co-workers have said that this is the forth time in resent months to have seen for the last one was about 3 weeks prior and was estimated to be only 40 feet above the building and size scale was about the size of a small house.