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Occurred : 3/11/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 03/11/2004 21:30)
Reported: 4/6/2004 3:23:15 PM 15:23
Posted: 4/9/2004
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Shape: Light
Duration:20 min
for 20 min. watched 2 sets of stationary equally spaced large round yellow lights, one string of 4, one of 5, blinked out in order.

Upon returning from dinner to my friend's house high in the hills overlooking the city about 9:30 at night, she looked out her big glass deck door and said, "Look at those lights in the sky". I said "Oh, they're probably just in the hills". She said "No, the hills are way low on the horizon from here, those are very high in the sky". And indeed, they were. There were 2 sets of very large round yellow lights. The lights in each set were equally spaced apart and of the same size. They did not move. One had 5 lights and the other 4. One set quite a bit below the other and staggered to the left of it. We both went out on the deck to watch them for about 10 minutes. Then she left to go inside and try to phone her son who was studying in Madrid, as this was the day of the terrorist bombing. I turned around to close the door behind her and the top set had disappeared by the time I turned back. I continued to watch the remaining set and after about 6-8 minutes they started to blink out, going from right to left in order. First the extreme right , then a second or two later the next in line, then the last 3 turned sort of translucent, (see-throughy) and blinked out together. I don't know how long they had been visible before we saw them. I didn't see anything on the news or in the paper about it, but knew that these lights were definitely not on the ground and not military. They were rock steady. Then a few weeks later with a group of friends in VA, I mentioned them and they said exactly the same phenomena was described in the new book "Phoenix Lights" by a couple of Drs. So I decided to contact you to report it.