|Occurred : 5/7/2007 20:10 (Entered as : 05/07/07 20:10)
Reported: 5/10/2007 4:46:31 PM 16:46
Location: Kansas City, MO
|Bright lights seen in Western sky moving very slowly from SW to NE.
On Tuesday night at 20:10 I went out on my deck for a minute and I spotted three bright lights in the Western sky. There was one light on the left and another slightly lower and to the right and the third was directly right of the second. At first I thought it was a plane with its landing lights on. The object was almost stationary. I watched it for a total of 45 minutes and in that time it moved extremely slowly from SW to NE and descended at an angle. The object passed behind a tree and as it was emerging from behind the tree the lights went out and I did not see it again.
On Wednesday night I was in the kitchen at approximately 20:10 and looked out my window and saw the same lights. I got my digital camera and tried taking pictures using the RAW format. The object moved in an almost identical flight path as the night before but this time the lights did not go out and after an hour it disappeared below the tree line on the horizon. The light never changed in intensity or position the whole time they were visible. They did appear to be coming toward to some degree.
There was never any sound or apparent turns. It moved in a straight line path from high left at sighting down at about a 30-45 degree angle until it went below the horizon at lower right. The pictures I got only show a light and not all three. A large tree provides a reference point to show angle of travel. The lights were seen by two other witnesses, my wife and my neighbor who is a local fireman.
I served 8 years in the US Air Force & US Army and was a police officer for 6 years. I have not seen anything like this before.