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Occurred : 8/28/2003 21:04 (Entered as : 08/28/03 21:04)
Reported: 9/1/2003 1:29:49 PM 13:29
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Shape: Light
Duration:20 seconds
Bright Orange Lights with Rapid-Shift Right to Left

One hour after sundown, no craft were visible. First saw three bright orange lights above neighbor's house. Distance appeared to be approximately 2 miles. Altitude was approximately 500 feet above ground. After 6 or 7 seconds, pattern of three lights 'jumped' to viewer's left, approximately 100 feet. After approximately 3 more seconds, these lights extinguished simultaneously with a new series of lights approximately 500 feet to the right, and approximately 200 feet higher than first observation. The first of these lights appeared to be a single light, then jumped to viewer's left and down, becoming two lights, then jumped left and down again, becoming three lights. Elapsed time of second series was approximately 6 to 7 seconds. As each new set of lights became visible, the previous light extinguished almost as if by toggling a light switch.

Approximately 23 minutes later, a new series of three orange lights was seen in identical location to initial sighting. Except these lights were at a slant from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock, whereas the original lights were all oriented horizontally. The new slanted light pattern seemed to be banking right to left, and disappeared after approximately 6-7 seconds. No craft was ever observed or heard, only the very bright orange lights, which appeared to shift position at split-second speed.