|Occurred : 9/2/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 9/2/08 22:00)
Reported: 9/7/2008 1:37:42 PM 13:37
Location: Ocean City (45 Miles offshore from), MD
|A string of lights that came on and off for 20 minutes
Hi, first let me say that I have been fishing offshore of the eastern coast of the US for 20 years and have been on the water boating for 35 and I have seen many things but nothing like what I experienced at 10:00 eastern time 9/2/08. Two friends and I were fishing 45 miles offshore off Ocean City MD in the Atlantic Ocean. It was a Moonless night with no wind and you could see every star in the night sky. Then in the south eastern sky 10 degrees off the horizon twenty miles away 7 bright lights appeared in a straight line. They started with one in the middle, then one to the right came on, then to the left and when all were on they stayed on for 10 seconds then all went off at the same time. This happened 3 or four times.
The lights were always in a straight line, they didn’t move and were the color of street lights. I say that they were 2 or 3 miles high and looked to be 200 to 300 yards from outside light to out side light. Every time they came on they were in a different spots, they were in random spots not in a pattern like they were moving. When they went off you could see the stars behind them so I didn’t see a craft, a plane, nothing. In a matter of fact the night air was so calm if it was any thing with an engine you would have heard it being the way sound travels on the water.
One more thing: After the lights stopped for 45 minutes I was picking up a object on my boats Radar that would move around me but never come closer then 3 miles. We ran 12 miles in the dark to get to another fishing spot and the object stayed with us for 8 miles then I turned my head then looked back at the screen and it was gone.