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Occurred : 12/15/2011 18:05 (Entered as : 12/15/2011 18:05)
Reported: 12/15/2011 4:45:07 PM 16:45
Posted: 12/17/2011
Location: Mitchell, SD
Shape: Light
Duration:45 seconds
Gold light in the sky that separates

I was standing on my backyard deck facing south. I noticed a golden light in the sky that divided into 2 lights. Then one disappeared and the one that was left divided into two again. It almost made like a 'w' shape when it separated. I was thinking, could it be a flare or firework, but it sure didn't look like any of those. Also, I don't see much movement from it other then it separating. Within about 30 or 40 seconds, it all disappeared. It was not a star. It was a bright golden hue. My town has a population of about 15000 or so, and there's no airplanes close to us either.