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Occurred : 10/7/2003 19:30 (Entered as : 10/07/2003 19:30)
Reported: 10/8/2003 12:50:21 AM 00:50
Posted: 10/15/2003
Location: Fairfield, IA
Shape: Formation
Duration:20 seconds
Just after nightfall I observed a cluster of white blinking lights high overhead, moving steadily in a westerly direction.

I was walking home, headed west. It was nearly dark and the full moon was behind me. I looked up, noticing a bright star and wondered if it were Mars. Then I saw a white blinking light high overhead which I assumed was a plane, traveling northward. Then another blinking light caught my eye, quite a bit lower than the first. Almost immediately I saw that this second light was accompanied by 5 or 6 more. They were all blinking, moving fairly quickly off to the west. They resembled a group of fireflies, yet their movements and the blinking seemed co-ordinated, not random, and they appeared to remain equidistant from one another. Before I could discern a pattern or definite shape to the formation, it disappeared behind the trees on the horizon. I heard no sound. I've watched meteor showers before, and as a child once saw a spectacular auroral display, but have never experienced a UFO sighting. Whatever this was, it was a lovely sight...