|Occurred : 8/24/2007 11:30 (Entered as : 08/24/07 11:30)
Reported: 9/26/2007 5:31:53 PM 17:31
Location: Sparks, NV
|Group of daytime lights observed in Sparks.
I had just taken my car into the Jiffy Lube off Prather and was waiting outside because being around noon it was crowded and busy inside. It was nice out and the sky was sunny and clear. After a few minutes I noticed something in the sky.
It seemed to be a group of white birds at first glance. But as I watched I noticed that they were moving in ways that was very "unbirdlike." They stayed in a pretty tight cluster, with none straying away from the group. After watching for a bit, a worker brought a finished car out and I asked him what he thought it was. He looked for a bit and said that it was messing with his head and he didn't want to think about it. He quickly went back to work! I continued watching and I showed another customer that had come outside. He quickly dismissed it as a flock of birds. But he continued watching very intently for several minutes, not very sure of himself. The group was moving southbound above Sparks. As they neared, I noticed that it was a group of 20 or so lights....definitely not birds. It was hard to tell how big they were, but they seemed small. Some would seem to dim and then get brighter. It was very peculiar. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone, but the resolution is too poor to really see anything. After about 10 minutes in total the cluster moved out of view to the Southeast of my location.
I've seen plenty of bird flocks flying south for winter, or just flying around outside. But birds have wings...and these were lights. Lights that were dimming, and then coming back. I was amazed at how hard it was to see them even though it was nice and clear outside. You really had to look closely.
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