|Occurred : 10/12/2010 22:45 (Entered as : 10/12/10 22:45)
Reported: 10/25/2010 6:33:15 AM 06:33
Location: Knoxville, TN
|A string of about 12 amber lights sighted in clear late evening sky moving NNE from the Smoky Mnts.
A string of amber lights appeared to rise from SSE. I first thought they were aircraft following each other towards TYS air field. I called my wife and quickly got my binoculars after about 6 bright amber lights appeared in a straight line. I tried to focus on each individual head lamp to get it into focus but I couldnt get a sharp image of an aircraft head lamp on none of the lights. They seemed to have gained altitude about 30 miles downrange, rise and get closer to the air field in an unusual single file path. Their were about 12 amber lights. I checked the objects for aircraft navigation lights, red, green, white flashing lights but there were none. I commonly see aircraft takeoff and land from my front porch so not seeing navigation lights really alarmed me. They appeared to fly about 2 miles apart and then they appeared to bank right turn to a visual landing at the field. Once they made the turn they appeared to fade out of sight one by one. The airfie! ld is 14 miles ESE of my position. The unusual thing was that the lights stayed at the same altitude when they turned, no sighs of desent or loss of altitude.