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Occurred : 8/15/2002 01:30 (Entered as : 8/15/02 1:30)
Reported: 8/15/2002 3:22:20 AM 03:22
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Sonora, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:3hrs+
Red and Yellow lights moving in erratic patterns

Red and yellow lights about 20 to thirty miles away. The lights would change in size an color, but seemed to stay in a certain patter to where they would go. At one point the lights formed a circle and then broke apart and went into different directions. Sometimes the lights would fade away, or split apart, then come back even brighter than before.

((NUFORC Note: Ordinarily, based on what the witness has written here, we would wonder whether the he/she might have been looking at either 1) twinkling stars, or 2) advertising lights. The report seems to present data that is consistent with one, or the other. However, it couldn't be both. Advertising lights traditionally are not operated for 3+ hours, and stars do not change their positions. We do not know what the person was observing. PD))