|Occurred : 3/7/2007 19:30 (Entered as : 3-07-07 19:30)
Reported: 3/7/2007 8:19:29 PM 20:19
Location: Salem, MO
Duration:a few minutes
|Around 7:30 this evening I was waiting in the Salem H.S. parking lot waiting for the moon to rise. I was planning on photographing the moon this evening. The moon was spectacular Monday night.
While waiting for the moon to rise I caught a glimpse of light out of my right eye. Initially I thought another street light had come on and didn’t give it a second thought. However, a few seconds later a second light appeared relatively close to the first light. The first light disappeared. A third light appeared close to the second light. When the third light appeared the second light went off. After the third light went off they all came on at the same time. Then itstarted over again. The lights were on about 15-30 seconds each time.
By this time my adrenaline was at it’s all time high. I became anxious and scared. I left the parking lot to go get my husband, by the time we got back, no more lights. If there is ever a next time, I will stay.
The lights came on and off very deliberately. There was no movement that I could see. I got outside my car to listen for noise. There was none. The lights were very low in the sky and seemed to be very close. The lights appeared to be over the High School.
The lights were on the same plane, close together, but were not the same distance apart. The color of the first light is what initially caught my eye. The lights were very bright, had a yellowish tint and were uniform in shape. The lights came on quickly and they seemed slow to turn off. The lights were not the same color as the stars.
Fort Leonard Wood is very close to Salem. There is fighter jet activity over Salem all the time. I tried to rationalize the lights coming from some sort of aircraft from Fort Leonard Wood. This could be the case, but I don’t think so.
Never, have I seen anything like this before. I wish my husband had seen the lights too. He thinks I am nuts, but I am not.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))