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Occurred : 4/29/2015 (Entered as : 04/29/2015 21;00)
Reported: 5/6/2015 2:33:26 AM 02:33
Posted: 5/8/2015
Location: ShangQiu (China),
Shape: Light
Duration:30+ minutes
Saw six lights in China behaving strangely which did not seem like any craft I'd experienced before.

Hi, I am a South African foreign teacher working in ShangQiu City, Henan Province in China. I am 53 years old and have a University degree. I have been skeptical of UFO sightings generally, but these objects I saw didn't look or behave like anything I have seen or heard of before.

I was returning to my apartment on the evening of 29 April, 2015, when I noticed 6 separate colored lights in the sky to the south of where I was in East-central ShangQiu City. The lights kept changing in color in no discernible sequence.

Each separate light flickering along a short horizontal axis approximately 1 or 2 mm. The colors of the lights were varied through the spectrum and they were rich strong colors, much like neon lights or the LEDs used nowadays for signage. They were most often red followed by violet and green with the least common colors being yellow, orange and white.

The objects were clustered in two groups.

The first was a group of two that appeared highest in the sky about 45 degrees above the horizon. They were about a fist's distance apart horizontally.

The second group was lower down at about 25 degrees above the horizon, just above and to the right of a tall building. They were clustered in a trapezoid shape with long axis being horizontal, about 15cm long and the vertical axis about half of that. The lower left light/object seemed to be larger than any of the others as its lights clearly flickered along a horizontal axis of about 2mm.

After about 15 minutes the left member of the first group began to move slowly and steadily following an arc that took it south-west through the second cluster passing between the leftmost light and the lower left light (previously described as the largest). It then headed south at the same rate and disappeared below the horizon after about 35 seconds.

The lights then remained in place for about another ten minutes. At that point the leftmost light of the trapezoid cluster departed, also heading south over the horizon at about the same rate as the previous light taking about 20 seconds to disappear.

What followed was interesting. The remaining light(rightmost) of the group of 2, then began to move rapidly from side to side(horizontally) a distance of perhaps 3-4cm taking about a second to cover that distance each way. It kept this up for about 5 minutes.

After it stopped nothing happened for a few minutes then the largest object began to follow the southward heading at the same rate as the others and disappeared over the horizon. It was followed shortly afterwards by the top right-hand member of the trapezoid cluster. I waited for another five or so minutes then went inside as I was hungry and didn't want to eat too late, leaving the remaining two objects in the sky.

I attempted to photograph the lights but the air was too hazy with a lot of ambient light from the city and the near full moon, so nothing much is discernible in the 3 or 4 pics I took with my cellphone.

What intrigued me about these lights is that their behavior was unlike anything one would expect of aircraft in terms of the lights displayed, their ability to remain in position steadily for such a length of time as well as the behavior of the light that moved side to side. I can't think of anything that might behave in this fashion.

Today (6/5/2015) I saw a news article with video in the Huffington Post about a sighting in San Diego http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/05/san-diego-unexplained-aerial-lights_n_7193002.html and the lights there were very much like what I saw except they were definitely seperate.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))