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Occurred : 1/1/2013 00:15 (Entered as : 01/01/13 00:15)
Reported: 1/11/2013 10:03:49 PM 22:03
Posted: 2/4/2013
Location: York, PA
Shape: Other
Duration:~5 minutes
Six orange lights flew in formation across the sky

We saw an orange light come up over the horizon very close in proximity to a red flashing marker light at the top of a tower. At first it appeared to be three lights, two orange with a white one in the middle. As the lights moved very slowly across the sky, they coalesced into one orange light.

My one son and I saw this one. I moved to the window and watched it. I told him it was a helicopter, but I knew that it wasn’t. When it got across the street, the light went out. Whatever it was, it did not fly-off or anything, it just disappeared.

I didn’t really think that much about it until we saw the second one follow the same trajectory. This time we opened the windows and listened for the sound. I called my other two kids into the room to see it as well. There was no sound. None at all.

As we were standing there, three of them came up on the horizon in approximately the same location. They flew in a triangular formation along the same path. Halfway across the sky, the light in the rear, flew off at a rapid pace 90 degrees from the original path. This one flew away from the house, as opposed to the other two that were flying along the back side of the house. I got my binoculars out, and thankfully, the city lights illuminated the sky as a backdrop. I was able to see the formation of something ahead of the orange light. It appeared to be some type of triangular shape, but I couldn’t see it any clearer than that.

I followed it across the street, and again the light went off, but I could still see the shape of the thing moving across the sky. My binoculars are not very powerful, but I watched it as long as I could. It continued in the same direction until I could no longer see it.

A sixth one did the same thing a few minutes later. I have no idea what they were, but they were not helicopters nor were they airplanes. They looked like nothing that I have ever seen before.

About fifteen minutes later, there was a series of about three helicopters circling the area. I do not know if they were related.

When I first saw it, I thought that the orange light was the afterburner of a jet. The object was moving too slowly to have been a jet with an afterburner, and when I got a closer look with my binoculars, I could tell that the orange was some kind of light. It was not produced by burning of fuel.