|Occurred : 5/25/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 5/25/2014 20:00)
Reported: 6/5/2014 7:26:19 PM 19:26
Location: Rock Springs (35 miles north of), WY
|Dancing lights in formation at times - pulsating light dim out and reappear - 3-4 hours
My son and I camped on the north side of Steamboat Mountain in the Red desert north and east of Rock Springs, Wy. Approximately 35-40 miles. We were at approx. 8300, facing north. Off a 4wd road.
We arrived at approx 8pm and started making camp before dark. My son pointed out a very bright light to the north of us at ground level. I told him that it may be a vehicle with bright lights on a dirt road in distance. Our view that night was very clear all the way to the Wind River Mountains approx. 40-50 miles.
After setting up tents and making a fire we sat facing the north and almost immediately, a second light appeared and started to move erratically above the ground. A third, and fourth light appeared and would pulsate and then disappear and then reappear. Once all four lights appeared in a perfectly spaced line at approx our same altitude. Maybe a mile or two across. Perfectly spaced. At times two would come together and seem to dip below the hills and move very rapidly up and dance in the sky. I have no idea as to size so distance was hard to judge but I would guess 5-10 miles out.
We watched them for 3-4 hours. No sound. At times would move farther out but would come back. Lights on and then off. We did not have binoculars and tried taking a video with IPhone. It did not come out all that well.
I am in my late 50's and have spent allot of time in remote areas and have never seen anything like this. At first we were somewhat spooked but they seemed to never come closer than what I estimated above.
We watched them until approx midnight and went to bed. We had no cell service, or I would have notified the sheriffs dept. that they were missing quite a show.
We camped out at a lower altitude the next night facing same direction hoping that we may see them again. Nothing the second night.
An expierience that I wil remember for awhile.