|Occurred : 2/18/2014 01:40 (Entered as : 02/18/14 1:40)
Reported: 2/17/2014 11:27:54 PM 23:27
Location: Fairmont, WV
|Three smooth gliding amber lights; no blinkers, two kept same distance apart moving WSW to ESE as moon stayed still while one followed.
Decided I was hungry at 1:30 am. Went outside to smoke cigarette while food was heating. I daily look at the night sky and the stars. The moon was bright. Sky clear but clouds moving in at distance from the west.
Very surprised and somewhat shocked, I saw two amber lights that I first thought were airplanes. Flying at about the same altitude as planes.
I then realized as they moved closer over head there were no blinking lights. I see a few high altitude planes every night or so. They appeared to stay an exact distance apart and were gliding slowly. I was certain that they were not stars because as the moon remained stationary they continued to move close from ESE to WSW. I then saw a third following somewhat behind further south. As the clouds came over they were no longer visible.
When the clouds broke I was able to see one through the break. Clouds enveloped again and I could no longer seem them when a large break appeared.
I took some pictures but doubt they came out. It’s an older camera. I tried to wake a family member up to corroborate my sighting. No luck.
I have seen satellites before and these were too close to be satellites. I believe that they could have been drones. Or may have been the proverbial flying saucer.
The whole event lasted about 4-5 minutes.