|Occurred : 2/7/2008 18:56 (Entered as : 02/07/2008 18:56)
Reported: 2/14/2008 2:25:40 PM 14:25
Location: Harrisburg, PA
|UFO or flares?
I was watching TV when my son came home and told me to "check out these lights". We went out on to the deck and looked out over the trees. (From the second floor it was, at arms length, the size of a quarter or a little bigger) At first there was nothing. Suddenly the sky lit up in bright colors. They stayed on for about 5 seconds then went off. I ran inside to get the camera. I was able to get two shots. While waiting to see if anything more would happen, two jets went flying by. Coincidence? My husband, who did not come out to see, tried to explain it away. Flares from military maneuvers. Over residential areas? Doesn't make sense. We live about 5 miles south of Ft. Indiantown Gap about one mile off of I81. There are jets and helicopters that frequently fly overhead but they can be heard. This made no sound and was stationary in the sky.
I went inside to put the pictures on the computer to get a better look. My daughter had just arrived home with a story of seeing a UFO while driving on I81. She said it was round with lights all around the outside of it. A light coming from the top. She looked away for a moment and it was gone.
On Tuesday, 2/12/08 the local paper published this article: The Patriot News Air Guard flares, not UFOs, lit sky http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/1202784007315510.xml&coll=1 I am not buying it. Its always the same dull explanation.