|Occurred : 10/15/2007 21:45 (Entered as : 10/??/07 21:45)
Reported: 8/27/2009 10:10:04 PM 22:10
Location: Wichita, KS
|2 formations of 5 lights and 3 lights E and S of Wichita, KS same night within 10 min.
While traveling home about 30 min after sunset saw five lights appear E of Wichita, KS. These objects were high enough above the horizon that I could see them but not high in the sky from my vantage point which leads me to believe these objects were a good distance away from where I observed them. If an aircraft were to drop a flare right above you it would seem high in the sky, but if you were 10-20 miles away the flares would seem low on the horizon because of the distance which is how I could describe it. These lights to me didn't seem like flares because they did not appeare one after the other. When they appeared it was almost like a formation of fighters that lit there after burners all at the same time only from the distance between the lights and myself it would not be redish white but more like a star. These objects remained in the sky for about 3 min and then all disappeared like they appeared.
When I got home I noticed three lights in the same formation as the first formation only these light were due south of town. They remained in the sky for only a minute and then disapeared as suddenly as they appeared. I am into weather and aviation. I live and was raised in the air capital of the world and we have both an airport and military airbase here in wichita.
Being that my eyes are always in the sky I know aircraft lights and these were not that. Dont want to say that they werent aircraft but then again have never observed a formation of redish white lights as bright as a flare like that in my life.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))