|Occurred : 12/12/2007 17:00 (Entered as : 12/12/07 17:00)
Reported: 4/3/2008 6:15:50 PM 18:15
Location: Columbia, Wrightsville, PA
|On Dec. 12, 2007, at just before 5:00pm, I saw three bright lights over the Susquehanna River. I was just south of Wrightsville at Long Level in York County, facing north. At first I thought it was a low flying airplane. The three lights became only two then became three again then went out.
Over a period of about 15-18 minutes I watched as lights emanated from that spot, I’ll call point “A”, and two other spots, one to my west, I’ll call point “B”, and a third location just north of the first sighting, point "C." The three points looked to be on the same plane.
The lights did not waver in position. The lights were bright white. They came on in a series, in a straight line as if from a large flashlight being turned on. In other words they did not fade in and out but came on suddenly and brightly. The line of lights emanating from point A, as they came on, seemed to radiate toward the SW. When they went out they just blinked out one at a time. It was not a quick flash like warning lights on a tower, they did not strobe or flash but appeared in a slower “on”, “on”, “on” pattern, in a straight line. When the last in that series was lit, the lights then went “off”, “off”, “off”, starting with the one that had first come on.
Occasionally I saw one or two lights at point B. No two of the location series lighted at the same time.
The lights that appeared over the river (points A and possibly, C) increased in the number of lights each time a series would light up starting with the initial 3 lights then 4, then 6, then 8-10 and as many as 12 or more. I couldn’t count fast enough.
The series of lights from point C began after several series from A and B had taken place. The first series from point C included 6-8 lights in a sequence whereas point A started with 3, those emanating from C appeared to be roughly radiating towards NE. The longest series I saw looked as if it could have had 12 or more lights.
I saw approximately 4-5 series at point A, 3-4 at point B and 3-4 at point C.
The weather was clear, few or no clouds, no sounds heard, no airplanes seen at that time.
On 12/13/07 I e-mailed our local weather station (WGAL TV) to see if anyone else had seen sightings like this. Their answer was negative.
Later I spoke with a person who saw on Dec. 12, the three low lights becoming two then three again.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))