|Occurred : 6/17/2015 21:25 (Entered as : 06/17/15 21:25)
Reported: 6/24/2015 6:28:23 PM 18:28
Location: Nazareth, PA
|5-7 very unusual lights were seen hovering in a formation, then disappeared right before our eyes.
I am writing to inform you of an unusual sighting I had with a friend, on June 17th, 2015. Our location is Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. I was driving and he was in the passenger seat. He will also be submitting a report on his perspective as well. As I was driving, at the time, he of course got a slightly better look at the objects than I did. However I will be submitting my perspective nonetheless.
At approximately 9:25 PM, we were heading south on Blossom Hill Road, approaching a 3-way intersection with Newburg Road. It had been a mostly cloudy and rainy day but had cleared up by this time and was a mild and partly cloudy evening. At this point early in the evening, essentially no stars were visible in the sky.
As we approached the intersection we suddenly noticed a formation of 5 very brightly lit orange lights in a triangular or crescent formation. They appeared to be hovering as a unit and had a certain “twinkle” to them similar to stars. However, as noted before, there were not many (if any at all) stars visible in the night sky on this particular evening. Although we were only approximately 8 miles from Lehigh valley international airport at this time, it was clear to both of us that these objects were very distinct from airplanes and appeared to act as a cohesive unit. They were about as high in the sky as you would expect an average airplane to be, except appea! red to be “hovering” more so than “flying” to any particular destination. It is also difficult to accurately size them because they were mere lights in the sky.
At this point (after about 15 seconds) I had reached the intersection and put my car in park so we could get out and hopefully get a video of what we were witnessing. At this point, the lights starting shifting into what appeared to be an “L” shape, moving together seamlessly almost as if they were a single craft. Just seconds after they made the transition, they faded away one by one over about a 3-5 second span, almost as if they flipped a switch to turn their lights off. Unfortunately, due to the brevity of the experience (about 30 seconds) and the limitations of our cameras on our phones we did not get the experience on video.
As mentioned above, we do live close to an airport but these objects were very clearly not airplanes. I also checked to see if there were any celebrations in my area that evening that could have had fireworks or something of the like, and there were not.
In addition, one of the most striking things about this experience is how much it mirrors many of the UFO sightings that have been reported within the past few years.
I am not implying that it was anything paranormal, but I have no way of explaining what we witnessed and it certainly demands further investigation.