|Occurred : 2/2/2009 18:50 (Entered as : 02/02/09 18:50)
Reported: 2/3/2009 5:35:17 AM 05:35
Location: Brownwood, TX
|Amber light splits into four lights in a straight line, then disappears
My wife and two children were in the car. I walked out of the house towards the car and looked up to the southwest and saw an amber-colored light. Almost immediately, it split into four amber lights in a straight line. After less than five seconds, the lights were gone. A few seconds later, I saw the same thing a little to the south - I believe this one only showed two lights. I quickly knocked on the car window and my family got out. We watched for a minute or so and finally saw a single light to the south for two or three seconds. Within a few seconds, we saw a single light in about the same place where I had seen the first one. This light quickly split into the four lights again. Within just a few seconds it was gone. During this whole period we also saw several white lights slowing blinking and moving around slowly in random directions. These lights were not real bright, about what you would see from a plane, but the blinking rate and random movement appeared very unusual.
I don't know if the bright planet in the west in the evening is Jupiter or Venus, but the amber lights we saw were several times brighter than this planet. The distance between each of the four lights was probably about the same as the distance across a full moon. So the distance between the first and fourth lights was probably 3 to 4 full moon diameters.