|Occurred : 5/3/2010 21:45 (Entered as : 05/03/2010 21:45)
Reported: 5/3/2010 9:49:27 PM 21:49
Location: State College, PA
|Around 12 red lights moving in loose formation over State College, PA.
I was exiting the grocery store when I saw people pointing upwards and shouting. As I walked further into the parking lot and looked up there were about 12 red lights in the sky. For size perspective they looked rather like low flying aircraft lights, but there was only one light per object and the light was all I could see of the object. The lights were grouped roughly in a V formation.
At first I thought that there were two irregularly shaped disks leading the formation but as objects raised and lowered in altitude as they moved south it became clear that the fairly low (but light) cloud cover meant that as objects raised above the cloud cover the light from the object reflected down below as a dark disk shape through the cloud.
The objects were moving fairly slow and not as steady as I have seen most aircraft fly (more of a bobbing motion). They were moving not in unison but definitely as a group of some sort. I did not get a firm count because I would loose/see more as they changed altitude. This took place in an urban area and I lost sight as the objects moved out of my line of sight into the tree line/buildings. About another 10 or so people witnessed this in the parking lot that I was in. There is a National Guard unit stationed ~15 miles away, and there are several small airports, but none that I know of that would be doing any kind of experimental aircraft work, etc.