|Occurred : 3/8/2007 19:50 (Entered as : 3-8-07 19:50)
Reported: 3/8/2007 8:20:47 PM 20:20
Location: Salem, MO
|I filed a report last night. It is an embarrassment to file one this evening, but I feel an obligation to do so.
Arriving at the H.S. parking lot around 19:15 I rolled down the windows and opened the sunroof. Many stars in the sky, just like last night. Two small planes flew by.
Around 19:45 I saw and heard two jets fly over the H.S., I was amused. The jets flew over the H.S. this evening around the same time the lights were seen last night. The jets came from the north and flew towards the south. I could see two red lights overhead. I felt good, was ready to home, enough of this stuff.
As soon as the jet noise dissipated, I saw a light. Didn’t believe it would ever happen again. They were further away, just above the treetops. Two of the lights were southeast and one was southwest of the H.S. The lights went on and immediately off. Two to three seconds duration each time. They had a yellowish tint, the same as last night. This went on for several minutes. Each light went on twice that I noticed. No trailing lights of any kind. The lights were bright, almost firework like in color temperature. Each light illuminated in the same way, they seemed identical.
It was weird! Maybe military exercises were being performed. I hope this is the case. The jets "play" in the airspace around Salem quite often, but the lights were much lower than the jets. There is probably a simple explanation. I wished that someone could provide me with one.