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|Occurred : 9/19/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 09/19/2003 20:00)
Reported: 10/17/2003 11:26:58 PM 23:26
Location: West Point, NE
Duration:15 to 20 min
|strange orange lights in the night sky
I am a police officer in west point nebraska so my annonimity is essential. I and another officer were doing security for a high school football game, when off to the east we noticed what appeared to be a orangish light that seperated in to 4 seperate lights. The light were in a diagnal straight line. when the light on the right side would go out another would appear on the left, giving the appearance that the lights where traveling accross the sky. I observed another light appear to the lower left of the set of 4. The lights were visible for about 5 to 10 min and then went out. We observed them re appear again about 5 min later. When the lights re appeared I was looking at them through my binoculars. They were smaller white lights in the area that i could see, but did not appear to be aircraft lights. I am not sure what they were. I at first thought maybe they were flares from military type aircraft. I talked with some ex milatry people about what military flares look like. I have been told that they burn out fairly quickly, where these lights seem to stay visible for quite some time.