|Occurred : 4/27/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 04/27/08 19:00)
Reported: 4/27/2008 11:01:20 PM 23:01
Location: Honaunau, HI
|Unidentified orange lights maintaining t he shape of a backwards question mark over the coast of the Kona coast of The Big Island ,
Driving back from The Place of Refuge National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii,at twilight, we (three adults) saw a formation of six or seven pale orange lights in the northwest sky over the coast at an altitude in excess of 1,000 feet.
They hung in the air in the shape of a backwards question mark. They did not move, or fall in the way that flares might. They were stationary as we drove from the beach back up to the coffee farm on the mountainside. By the time we parked the car and hurried to the porch overlooking the coast, they had disappeared. One of our party is a professional mariner and said that definitely these were not flares of any sort he is familiar with.
We did not hear any particular sound, as the car was running.
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