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Occurred : 8/21/2009 23:00 (Entered as : 08/21/09 23:00)
Reported: 8/22/2009 9:44:35 AM 09:44
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Sherwood Park (Canada), AB
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min +
Four lights above the clouds moving silently in large circles like small planes searching

Four lights above the clouds moving silently in individual large circles like small planes searching, sometimes moving back together at the centre of their circle. It was cloudy and there was occasional lightning on the western horizon. No stars were visible.

I first noticed them when I was standing on the road with my dog. I looked up to see how heavy the clouds were and noticed the lights, which were each about the size of a moon but with fuzzy edges because they were above the clouds. My first thought was Northern Lights or some weird form of lightning. Then I looked for a beam of light which would indicate they were searchlights from the ground but saw nothing.

Nervous, I returned to the house and watched them from the deck. They continued swooping, circling in a clockwise direction, regrouping in the centre. After about 30 minutes, I went back inside so I don't know how long the display continued.

I'm in a semi-rural area south of Sherwood Park and just east of Edmonton.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))