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Occurred : 7/4/2014 21:45 (Entered as : 07/04/2014 21:45)
Reported: 7/5/2014 9:42:41 AM 09:42
Posted: 7/5/2014
Location: Golden, CO
Shape: Unknown
Duration:~1 minute
Hovering lights seen in the sky from the top of Ancient Palms trail

My friends and I walked to the top of Ancient Palms trail in Golden to see the fireworks shows of the surrounding areas. At around 9PM the closest fireworks display in Golden began and most of us were turned in that direction watching.

About 10 minutes later my friend tapped me on the shoulder and pointed in the opposite direction of the fireworks (east) and said "What is that?" I turned and looked where he was pointing and saw 3 lights hovering in the sky. They were completely stationary for about 15 seconds. Then a fourth light appeared and they started moving slowly left to right in a perfect line.

At this point my 4 friends and I were all watching and making a bit of a scene pointing and yelling in confusion and at least 10 other people had turned around and were looking too. There were at least 30 people on top of the trail we were on, I can't say for sure how many people witnessed this object but there were several.

The 4 lights appeared to be absorbed into one, and then would re appear as 4. Then, all 4 disappeared suddenly, reappeared for a few moments, moved upwards slowly, and then disappeared again. This all happened in less than 2 minutes.

I heard one man ask one of the park rangers who were there if he saw the object and what he thought it was. The trail ranger said hesitantly "It was probably parachuters", which made no logical sense. No one had any other suggestions of what it was and everyone appeared to have the same uneasy feeling.

These were not fireworks or like anything I have ever seen in my life. I feel confident reporting this as there were several witnesses and no explanation for these lights.