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Occurred : 4/21/2007 22:05 (Entered as : 04/21/07 22:05)
Reported: 4/21/2007 9:02:22 PM 21:02
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Benton, KY
Shape: Light
Duration:3-5 minutes
3 white lights in a semi-circular pattern high over Western KY, moving at different speeds from S to N, then E, then N before disappear

April 21, 2007 around 10:05 PM CST Clear, cloudless night, sparsely populated rural area however neighbor’s security lights cause some light pollution, i.e. glare but stars can still be seen plainly.

I was standing outside in my front yard waiting for my dog to return from using the bathroom and looked directly overhead. Several times in the past I’ve been able to watch a satellite crossing the night sky near the same time of night. The satellite always moves across the sky in a consistent straight flight path from West to East at a speed much faster than airplanes but much slower than meteors.

However when I looked up tonight the Big Dipper constellation was to my left when I noticed 3 distinct white lights of slightly dimmer brightness than the satellite (which is as bright or brighter than most stars) and even dimmer than some of the stars. The lights were in a pattern shaped loosely like this ) pointing Northward. At first they appeared to be standing still.

Then as I continued to watch they began to move very, very slowly toward the North and as they moved they began to pick up speed, and then abruptly slowed again. As one staying in the same ) shaped pattern they changed direction from moving South to North to moving toward the East. They moved a short distance in an Easterly direction stopped then turned to face north again then separated until they were in a straight line then one by one they seemed to fly upward and disappear. The entire incident lasted between 3 and five minutes.

The sole witness I’m a 43 year old former manager of a medical Practitioner who’s been on medical Disability since 2005. Though my illness prevents me from working it doesn’t have any adverse effects on my thinking, reasoning, nor does it interfere with my sight.